but the Pacers can't? And the source cites "shedding salary" as one of the biggest needs for Atlanta.
I'm sorry but if this is true it ROYALLY pi**** me off. They have zero trade-able assets other than Jameer Nelson and I don't think he's who's involved here. What else will they offer? Ryan Anderson? I'm sorry but despite Otis Smith royally effing up the Magic recently he sure know hows to get a deal done and if he can pull off something for Smith for the magic who own zero drafts picks and have nothing but bad contracts and the Pacers cannot with all the young talent, cap space and a top 15 pick this is a travesty.
Like Josh smith or not this is a shame and it would make the Magic a top 3 team again in the East. ugh!
Discussions between the Hawks and Magic are "totally legit," a source tells CBS' Ken Berger.
Executives told Berger that the Hawks have "expressed an eagerness to move Smith and would like to shed salary in the process." The Magic are in desperation mode as they try to retain Dwight Howard, and adding a talent like Smoove would be a step in the right direction. The Magic would instantly become a defensive force with Smith and Howard, two of the most dominating defenders in the NBA.
Jun 22, 10:46 AM