Smith has seen his share of trade speculation throughout the past few seasons, including this one, but the Atlanta Hawks never wanted to pull the trigger and let Smith leave the highlight factory.
Out of the other possible destinations for Smith, the Mavericks and Bobcats are basically in the same situation as the Suns—they have good players but are still underachieving, so Smith could potentially be that game-changing presence they need.
On the other hand, the Rockets are already in the midst of a successful rebuild. Smith would probably be the best fit with the Rockets' fast, high-powered offense.
Just imagine how entertaining the Rockets would be in transition with the high-flying highlight machine. Fans would definitely be getting their money's worth.
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
I focused on PHX in my article because I was told they were very interested in Josh Smith and were planning to offer a Marcin Gortat package2/2/2013, 1:25:18 AM
The Suns have expressed the most interest in Smith, and they are trying to construct a package centered around center Marcin Gortat.
It's not a surprise that the Suns are still trying to find that one player that they can label as their new face of the franchise. Not only will he attract more audience, but it also gives the Suns a proven player to build their team around.
There isn't anything worth celebrating in the heart of Arizona right now, as the Suns are constantly drifting near the bottom of the Western Conference.
Maybe a Smith sighting in Phoenix would give the fans something to cheer about, but do they have the pieces to pull off a trade with the Hawks?