It is being reported that the Hawks GM Danny Ferry has told a number of teams that he plans to trade star forward Josh Smith before the February 21st NBA trade deadline. Smith is set to become a unrestricted free agent this summer and has already told the Hawks that he is looking for a maximum contract offer. The Hawks are not looking to offer Smith a max contract and are attempting to cut their loses and receive something in return before he walks this summer during free agency and they are left with nothing.
The Hawks have already had their experience with max contract offers after signing All-Star guard Joe Johnson to a six-year 120 million dollar contract making him the highest paid player in the NBA. Johnson, who no longer plays for the Hawks, was traded to the Brooklyn Nets in the summer of 2012 after having two less than par seasons (2010-2011, 2011-2012) with the Hawks under his new contract.
Smith has drawn interest from the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, and Boston Celtics sources say.
Smith leads the Hawks in scoring averaging 17.4 per game. He is also second in rebounding averaging 8.6 rebounds per game. It will be interesting to see where Josh Smith lands but the clock is ticking for Atlanta.
For the last few seasons, Denver Nuggets Center JaVele McGee has produced some of the most ridiculous as well as humourous plays ever seen in the NBA. McGee added another play to his long highlight reel last night as he hit a buzzer beater three pointer to end the third quarter. It was McGee’s celebration that stole the show as he showed off his latest dance move endind in a finger licking good feast of his fingers (they must’ve been pretty tasty since it was McGee’s first career three pointer).The Nuggets also went on to hand the red hot Los Angles Clippers their first loss in 17 games, with a final of 92-78.
Now, without further adieu, I JaVele McGee
JaVele McGee Buzzer Beater:
JaVele McGee Dumbest Plays:
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The Bobcats have shown much promise this season. Rebounding from one of the worst records in the league last year, MJ’s squad has few young stars who can make some noise. D12 meets Gerald Henderson.
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Golden State’s Harrison Barnes is known for his shooting more so than his hops but…well just check this out
R.I.P to Nikola Pekovic’s self esteem
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Don’t know if Deron Williams thought he really could out jump LA Clippers Blake Griffin or he spent his pre game listening to R.Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and got inspired. Either way they were both bad ideas. Blake Griffin jumps over cars for crying out loud.
Until last night, Indiana Pacers’, Lance Stephenson hadn’t made many headlines (besides taunting lebron with the “choke” signal during the playoffs) but this isn’t a bad way to start.
R.I.P Tony Parker’s ankles
Basketball powerhouse Kentucky got everything they could handle and more Wednesday night when they took on in state neighbor Morehead State. The game did not play out as the typical Kentucky blow out as we all expected but the Wildcats did manage to steal the victory with a 81-70 win over the Eagles.
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After losing the lead in the second half and watching the game slip through his team’s fingers, Morehead State first-year head coach Sean Woods, lost his cool. Senior point guard Devon Atkinson fouled out of the game with 5:51 remaining in second half and received an ear and face full from Coach Woods. But the more bazaar scene was Woods shoving Atkinson in his back as he made his way to the bench. Just a little tough love from the coach, or did he go too far?
Woods is a former Kentucky standout. He played for the Wildcats from 1988 to 1992, leading them to the elite eight appearance during his senior season. They were defeated by the Duke Blue Devils in overtime 104 to 103 on Christian Laettner’s last second shot in the 92 NCAA Tournament. Woods is the fifth all-time assist leader in Kentucky history with 482 assist. In 2005, Woods was inducted as a member of the Kentucky Hall of Fame. His jersey along with the jerseys of the other seniors that played on the 1992 “Unforgetables” team were retired.
Here a video of the game from 1992 (courtesy of youtube)