Josh Smith's agent Wallace Prather did not issue a trade demand in a conversation with Hawks' general manager on Wednesday but indicated that there were teams interested. Smith is in the final year of his deal and thanks to the hot start to the season by the Hawks, rumors have been kept to a minimum. Atlanta recent slide combined with Smith's one-game conduct detrimental suspension is sure to change that. According to CBSSports.com, the Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies are among the teams that appeal to Smith. Ken Berger writes: Among the teams that would appeal to Smith are Dallas, Houston and Memphis, a league source told CBSSports.com. The Grizzlies, in the midst of establishing the value of Rudy Gay on the trade market in the face of massive luxury tax bills on the horizon, are not among the teams that have spoken with the Hawks about Smith, one of the sources said. Despite owner Mark Cuban's comment this week that "the bank of Cuban is open," the Mavs also have not yet expressed interest in trading for Smith, another source said.
Josh Smith trade rumors: Dallas, Houston, Memphis
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