The Josh Smith-to-Milwaukee rumors just won't go away. The Bucks are among a half-dozen teams chasing Atlanta's high-flying forward, and if ESPN's Chris Broussard is to be believed, Smith appears open to the idea of packing his bags for the city he once claimed had "nothing to do". Yesterday's speculation began with the idea of Atlanta taking Ellis back in a deal for Smith, so if the Bucks were to accommodate Smith and hang onto Ellis it would fundamentally alter the nature of any deal. Jennings on the other hand appears unlikely to be dealt no matter what happens with Smith. ESPN's Marc Stein writes that along with Larry Sanders and John Henson, Jennings is now a "near untouchable"" despite persistent rumors of his preference for leaving Milwaukee this summer. Stein's latest suggested Atlanta's demands may also be more modest than the "young players and picks" line we've heard to date, which makes some sense given he could be little more than a rental to any team acquiring him before Thursday.
Josh Smith wants to play with Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings, eh?
Brew Hoop | Feb 20