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Atlanta Hawks Fielding 'Increased' Josh Smith Trade Talks, According To Report

Something new on Josh Smith for late Thursday morning: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski says the Atlanta Hawks "are getting increased volume on calls" from teams looking into a trade. Though the Orlando Magic appear to be the frontrunner based on other reports, Smith has reportedly listed three other teams he'd be interested in leaving Atlanta for: the Celtics, Rockets and Nets.

Whether Smoove ends up being traded on NBA Draft day or not, there's still a long offseason ahead, and due to the number of reports it's all but undeniable he really is being shopped around the league.

What could they get in return? Peachtree Hoops has considered some scenarios, but looking at the calendar you'd have to think about how a deal might affect the NBA Draft. None of those teams picks before No. 14 in Thursday night's draft, so Hawks fans shouldn't hope for an outstanding draft pick in any potential trade unless a third team gets involved. Houston does have three picks in the first 38, though.

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