Possible trade of Josh Smith
I think Josh can play the 3 and his shooting is gotten better, so it wouldn't give the Clips a log jam at PF and C. ATL would get a legit SF in Thornton and a nice tandem down low with Randolph and Horford. What do you guys think?
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Randolph has a lot of baggage, tons for ATL to handle. It still doesn't handle the issue we have at the 5. I do like Thornton at the 3 over Josh Smith cause Smith still can't shoot or understand what a good shot is. We would have a better FT shooter in Thornton over Smith and a better on-ball defender. I would like to keep Mo Evans tho. If you trade Evans they would have to make sure they could bring Flip back because if they are both gone there will be absolutely no bench at all
The point of trading Josh Smith is to SAVE money, not take on one of the worst contracts in the NBA. Atlanta will only trade Smith if they can get an elite, cheap, young talent in return, like a draft prospect. It's not like they wanna get rid of Smith.
To Bulls: Chris Bosh, Patrick O'Bryant, Acie Law and Speedy Claxton
To Hawks: Tyrus Thomas, Brad Miller and Nathan Jawai
To Raptors: Josh Smith, Luol Deng and a 1st Round Pick
It seems to solve each teams needs, for the most part.
The Bulls get their man in Chris Bosh. The Hawks save money, which is what they want. The Raptors get two nice young players under long-term contracts and a 1st Round Pick to build on and replace Bosh and Marion with.
I LOVE IT.
Why would ATL want to take Tyrus Thomas and Jawai...Those are two guys that can't do a lot for a team that was the 4th seed in the most recent playoffs. The Bulls are going to part with Deng either, especially if they arent guaranteed to sign Bosh to a new deal since he is a FA next year. Brad Miller is not at a peak in his career like he was a few years ago. Just a bad deal for all teams involved
Isn't that why Josh Smith is on the block now? Getting Tyrus and Miller would help them on the court and in the pocketbook.
That trade works.
Just cause people are saying they are talking trade doesn't mean he is on the block. They aren't going to trade him unless they get guys who can help them be a better team than this year's team was. Tyrus Thomas can't do that. Plus, Brad Miller's contract is worse than the one that Josh has. The hawks just need to concentrate on PG,C and getting help from the bench.
Miller - 2 years left
Smith - 5 years left
Miller's contract saves them money. Did you happen to see how Brad Miller helped the Bulls vs. the Celtics. Plus, Tyrus is young and on the rise. He blocks shots, which is always a good asset for a team.
This trade could work.
Well yes, he can block shots, but he isnt anywhere near effective on offense nor is he a good one-on-one defender. If you look at his block shots they are on help defense and not on the guy he is guarding. Brad Miller fit the scheme that the Bulls were working, he doesn't fir how the hawks like to play. The trade will never work cause the Bulls aren't going to give up those assets for one year with Chris Bosh, plus it doesn't make the hawks a better team. If we are going to get Thomas, we are better off keeping Josh Smith.
PITTBulls, I understand how bad you want Chris Bosh on your team, but it is looking like his two ultimate destinations are either Dallas or Miami.
Also, the Hawks would NOT save the amount of money they'd want to with this trade. They wanna be able to resign Bibby AND Marvin AND Flip AND Zaza. Making this trade would mean they'd have to choose only one or two of those guys, and that would completely tear apart their 'core' for next season. Imagine the Hawks without Smith, Marvin, and Zaza...they're not a playoff team.
It would be a HORRIBLE trade for the Hawks.
IF, and that's a big if, the Hawks are going to trade Smith, they want to get almost very little salaries in return, and a big time prospect for the future. Look for rumors involving a Jeff Green and the #3 pick OR JaVale McGee, Javaris Crittenton, and the #5 pick (and that'd have to be after the Cavs/Wiz trade). Actually, as a Hawks' fan, I could talk myself into that Wizard's trade.
Anyway, I hope you understand that the Hawks don't wanna just give away Smith, but use him to keep some of their FAs and possible get a young talent in return.
Last I checked his agent is in Chicago, his marketing firm is in Chicago and he has trained in Chicago. Sure, Dallas and Miami would probably want him, but the Bulls might be putting together a Rose-Wade-Bosh trio come 2010.
The Josh Smith 3-Way trade was just a suggestion that's all. It does meet its purpose for all three teams involved. That being said, those other ideas are just as good.
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