Cohen 8-Ball: Who May Be On The Trade Block?
Cohen’s Analysis: It was obvious before the season started. If Atlanta exceeded expectations, Josh Smith’s attitude toward the franchise would be more encouraging. If the Joe Johnson trade resulted in a setback, Smith’s outlook would probably relapse. After a scorching start, the Hawks have suddenly stumbled. With Josh about to be a free agent, this is a very intricate decision for new GM Danny Ferry. One source told me Houston is extremely interested in trying to swing a deal for the athletic forward.