Rumor Central: Our Celtics are willing to part with Jeff Green and Brandon Bass in order to land Josh Smith. Does that get your motor running? Will it happen? Will Smith be shipped elsewhere? Will he stay put?
Seems like most insiders would expect Smith to be traded, else the Hawks risk watching Smith sign elsewhere after the season. Milwaukee has been rumored to be the strongest suitor. The Lakers have been connected.
Oh, and then there’s our Celtics.
Will it happen? Would the Hawks take Bass and Green in exchange for Smith?
Who knows – but the question worth asking: Would our Celtics be better off with Smith?
Personally, I think so. Bass is getting back on track, but he’s reached his ceiling for the most part. He is what he is. And Green? Maddeningly inconsistent, for a variety of reasons.
And then there’s this: Smith can play both forward spots and play them well. He’s young. He’s athletic.
He’s a shot of adrenaline that this team needs.
Will it happen? My guess is no. But I can always cross my fingers and hope the deal goes down.