Monday, February 11, 2013

NBA: Nets pursuing Hawks Smith

As the NBA's Feb. 21 trade deadline nears
The Brooklyn Nets are aggressively pursuing a trade for Atlanta Hawks star forward Josh Smith

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.

Smith will become a free agent this summer, and Atlanta is deciding whether to trade him before the deadline. One source close to the situation estimated there is a 60 percent chance the Hawks will move him.