Posts Tagged ‘2013 Trade Deadline’

Deadline Passes Without ‘Smoove’ Move

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From NBA.com staff reports

Days, weeks and, in some cases, months worth of hype¬†about the future of Josh Smith in Atlanta ended up being just idle talk. The Hawks’ star forward was the centerpiece topic on trade deadline day 2013, yet will play out the season in Atlanta — a move that surprised many observers around the league. Leading up to the trade deadline, Smith — an unrestricted free agent this summer — had been mentioned in possible deals with Brooklyn, Phoenix, Milwaukee and a host of other cities.

Our own Sekou Smith heard rumblings as of deadline day that Boston and Phoenix were making a push for Smith. But perhaps most valuable to the Hawks in a new NBA economic world is the cap space they’ve created for themselves with last summer’s trades of big earners like Joe Johnson and Marvin Williams. Atlanta has hopes of a spending spree of sorts this summer on a free-agent class that includes the Lakers’ Dwight Howard and the Clippers’ Chris Paul. And, as Smith himself told NBA.com: “Atlanta will be on my list in free agency.”

While the man known as “J-Smoove” is staying put in Atlanta, there were a few deadline-day deals. You can get a full recap on all of these and others on our Trade Tracker, but here’s a quick look:

Twitter Reacts: Trade Deadline Day 2013

From NBA.com staff reports

As trade deadline day gets rolling and heads toward the 3 p.m. deadline, folks all throughout Twitter — from players to media types — are chiming in on rumored deals, deals that are dying off and the rarest bird: deals that actually take place.

Below is a smattering of the latest comments. Refresh often: