NBA trade rumors: Nets won't make deal if Josh Smith possibility falls through

Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Brooklyn has been one of the most active teams in the NBA in the run up to the trade deadline, but they may stand pat if they can't get Josh Smith.

The Nets desire to move a package of Kris Humphries, Marshon Brooks and a first-round pick for almost anything has become a running joke in NBA circles in the days leading up to the trade deadline, but the latest reports out of Brooklyn are that they now only have eyes for Josh Smith:

Smith's shot-blocking and athleticism would be the perfect complement to Brook Lopez in the Nets front-court, but it doesn't appear that the Nets have enough assets to entice the Hawks:

Over the last several years, Brooklyn has moved almost all of its available assets to acquire Deron Williams, Gerald Wallace and Joe Johnson. And with the new luxury tax penalties making it more difficult for teams to add pieces, that may be the core they are stuck with going forward."

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