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Chris Broussard is reporting that the Brooklyn Nets are pushing hard to acquire Josh Smith from the Atlanta Hawks before the trade deadline.
Trade rumors are continuing to swirl around Josh Smith with the Brooklyn Nets reportedly pushing hard to acquire Atlanta's star forward. ESPN.com's Chris Broussard is reporting that acquiring Smith is a priority for the Nets but the two teams aren't yet close to a deal.
The reported trade would have the Hawks receiving Kris Humphries and Marshon Brooks in exchange for Smith. The report suggests that Atlanta is also asking for a first-round pick to be included in the deal. The report also speculates that the deal could be expanded into including Anthony Morrow in the deal which is a player that has had a hard time finding his way onto the court for Atlanta.
Previous reports indicated that the Hawks were looking for a big in return for Smith. Humphries is on the books for for $12 million next season and could be an attractive trade piece somewhere down the road. Brooks would potentially give the Hawks a prospect at shooting guard.
The trade deadline is just 10-days away and rumors continue to swirl around Smith who will be an unrestricted free agent at season's end.