Josh Smith is aware of the trade speculation swirling around him. He knows much of that speculation is fueled by the belief that he desperately wants out of Atlanta. But Smith said today he's not eager to be traded, though he's bracing for the possibility. "I'm not saying I want [a trade] to happen but if it does I will just have to deal with it," he said. Smith said the Hawks haven't told him anything about a trade. But he noted that players aren't usually privy to the team's internal deliberations until a deal is going down. "Right now I'm with the Hawks," he said. "I think we have a special group. I just want to win." There's no doubt Smith is frustrated about the flak he took from fans, media and Larry Drew over his shot selection. But it still doesn't seem as if he's pushing the Hawks to get him out of town. Meanwhile, the latest rumors have the Magic acquiring Andre Miller and his non-guaranteed 2011-12 deal from Portland and then using that as part of a bigger deal. And since Dwight Howard apparently wants to play with Smith, that naturally leads to speculation that the Magic would use Miller as part of a package to acquire Smith.
Josh Smith says he's not eager for trade
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jun 24