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Josh Smith is Still with the Atlanta Hawks

February 23rd, 2013 at 10:09 PM
By Gordon Robinson

The NBA trade deadline came and went and Josh Smith is still an Atlanta Hawk. On the NBA.com, Hawks GM Danny Ferry spoke about not moving "J-Smoove": "As I said all along, we value Josh. I think that he's an important part of this team." Ferry went on to say that throughout this entire process Smith and his team were very professional despite the media throwing out reports of him going here or there. Danny Ferry said that it is good to put that part of the season out of the way so that the Atlanta Hawks can focus on trying to get a spot in the playoffs and making a run from there. So it looks like all Josh Smith talks will have to be put away until the end of the season when he becomes a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks did make a couple of moves on the deadline, however. They acquired Dahntay Jones from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Anthony Morrow. The Hawks also acquired Jeremy Tyler and cash considerations from the Golden State Warriors in exchange for future draft considerations. Jones is in his tenth season in the NBA and Tyler is in his second year in the league. Jones can provide some defensive intensity to the team and Tyler could be a useful player in the future.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Hawks, Basketball, NBA

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