FanPost

Josh Smith soon to be available?

Al Horford signed a 5 year $60 million contract extension with the Atlanta Hawks. This move is a great price to pay for an impressive big man. However,  its going to affect what the Hawks do for the next half-decade and must be viewed in the context of the disastrous $124 million contract they gave 29-year-old Joe Johnson just a few months ago. Atlanta is going to be up to the luxury tax level with no ability to manoeuvre or sign new players or even resign Jamal Crawford. The Hawks have $64.4 million committed to eight players next season.

There is speculation that the Hawks will look to trade Josh Smith - just speculation at this point. But if the Hawks are looking to do this or give themselves financial flexibility then they are looking for an expiring contract (among other assets).  The Nets could see over the next few months what their squad is looking like and whether trading Murphy's expiring contract for Josh Smith would improve the franchise. Clearly there are a lot of what ifs but if Melo doesn't end up on the Nets then i could see it is possible that Josh Smith joins the Nets instead.

 

What do other people think?

  


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Join NetsDaily

You must be a member of NetsDaily to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at NetsDaily. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker