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Josh Smith Trade Rumor Involving Magic? 'Totally Legit,' According To Report

If the Atlanta Hawks have to trade Josh Smith to an in-division team due to their own mismanagement of Joe Johnson's contract ... sorry, getting ahead of myself there. Those rumors of Smith being shopped to the Orlando Magic and other teams are "totally legit," says CBS Sports' Ken Berger. Berger plus Adrian Wojnarowski means I'm pretty much convinced.

Berger also says the Hawks are looking to unload salary in the process, so previous concerns that the Magic wouldn't be able to send back enough to make it worth it from a basketball standpoint aren't really valid. Wheeeeeee!

Peachtree Hoops isn't happy about the news, but isn't exactly shocked, either. This is the ownership group, after all, that handed pretty-good Joe Johnson the NBA's highest contract, and now we're right back where we started.

If this trade happens, I can become a Charlotte Bobcats or Memphis Grizzlies fan until the Atlanta Spirit Group sells the team. It really wouldn't kill me.

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