The NBA trade deadline is February 21st, a little over a week a way. Of course the rumors are starting to heat up but one move that seems likely to happen is the Hawks moving Josh Smith. The most active team in trade rumors, the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets are said to be in high pursuit of Josh Smith but nothing is close. The Nets are also said to be interested in a trade with the Bobcats sending Kris Humphries to Charlotte for Ben Gordon. Smith is the priority in these trade scenarios.
The Nets are willing to give up Humphries and second-year shooting guard MarShon Brooks for Smith. But it almost certainly will take more than a Humphries-Brooks combination to pry Smith away from Atlanta, and one source said the Hawks want Brooklyn’s first-round pick.
The Hawks are looking for a young center in return for Smith.