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Old 06-21-2011, 12:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
They can do a lot better then Bargnani. I think he ends up in NJ or Orlando.
Orlando doesn't have an asset like Bargnani to trade. They really don't have much to deal.

New jersey has some draft picks to trade, but not as many as they once did after acquiring Williams at the deadline. The only other player with value is Lopez, but he's not going anywhere.

As such, I cannot see Orlando or NJ acquiring Smith as they don't have the pieces to land Smith. I doubt Toronto is able to acquire him, but they do have a good piece in Bargnani to deal. Whether the Hawks would be interested in him and whether BC is interested in Smith are the unknowns.

Other teams that could be interested are Golden State (Ellis, Williams, Biedrins) and the LA Clippers (Kaman, Bledsoe, Mo Williams), both of whom have pieces that could interest the Hawks.
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