June 21, 2011
Forward Josh Smith(notes) has spent seven seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, but he could have a new address next season. The team has "started to gauge trade interest" in him, sources tell Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
Smith, who has two years and $25.6 million left on his contract, hasn't asked to be traded, Wojnarowski notes, but has told friends in the league that his preferred destinations are the Boston Celtics, New Jersey Nets, Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic if he is traded.
Smith averaged 16.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists this past season for the Hawks, but there has been "growing acrimony" between the two sides, Wojnarowski reports.