Monday, February 18, 2013
Mavs, Suns in for Smith?
By Nick Borges
Josh Smith is definitely being shopped by Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry and while a lot of team are reportedly interested in the forward, two teams in the Western Conference may be leaders to grab him by Thursday's trade deadline.
Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News writes: "Ferry is shopping Smith hard, and was in Houston for the weekend. Two teams to watch, according to league executives: Dallas and Phoenix."
The Mavericks have said they want to be part of the 2013 free agent market, however a trade for Smith would take them out of it as re-signing the forward would take up most of their cap room. The Hawks also want to focus on free agency to improve the squad and it's doubtful the Suns can put together a package to satisfy their needs.