In the weeks heading up to the NBA Draft the Timberwolves and the Hawks were active in trade talks regarding Josh Smith. Likely a trade that centered around the #2 pick. As Smith is still unhappy, Kahn could easily pick up the phone--just to see how much the Hawks are looking for--in return.
Smith is currently "on the books" for $12.4M this season and another $13.2M in 2012-13. A trade for J-Smoove would instantly boost the Timberwolves defense, however, Smith would be, yet another versatile forward added to the bunch. A trade that centered around Michael Beasley & Wesley Johnson could potentially net Smith, however the Hawks would likely be more interested in rookie Derrick Williams.
Smith would be a great fit at the small forward. The Wolves would add an athletic young forward, a perennial All-Star 'snub', a shot blocker, and a 14.6ppg (career) scorer (16.5ppg in 10-11).
Beyond the Timberwolves, the Orlando Magic and the New Orleans Hornets are both "in play" for Smith, as the Atlanta Hawks could easily be a third-team in any deal that would move Dwight Howard & Chris Paul.
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