The Nets have also been one of the most aggressive teams as the deadline approaches. Last week, the Nets were rumored to be interested in a deal that would send forward Kris Humphries to the Charlotte Bobcats for veteran guard Ben Gordon.
While that deal is still on the table, sources say Humphries may be in a package to acquire Smith, along with guard MarShon Brooks and a first round pick.
ESPN’s Marc Stein reported Saturday that the Hawks are looking for a young center in return for Smith. With the Nets most likely not wanting to trade Brook Lopez, a third team may have to get involved.
Smith has been a target for the Houston Rockets in the last couple of weeks, but it looks like that pursuit has faded a little bit. Even if Smith is traded to another team, he will still be an unrestricted free agent this summer.