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08:04 AM ET 02.01 | The Suns lost out on a chance to catch some star power when the Grizzlies decided to send Rudy Gay to Toronto. [Now], the Suns have shifted their attention to a new star that may be available prior to the Feb. 21 trade deadline. The Suns are pursuing Josh Smith, according to multiple league sources. Phoenix will try to acquire Smith before the deadline or, if that fails, through a sign-and-trade deal next offseason. The Suns are very interested in Smith and have had exploratory talks with the Atlanta Hawks about the 27-year-old forward. Phoenix views Smith as a franchise player who can be one of the cornerstones of the team for years to come. The Suns have been searching for a face of the franchise since Steve Nash???s departure last summer.

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February 1, 2013  08:37 AM ET

Suns have no cornerstone franchise player. They just have a collection of meh... I thought Josh Smith turned the corner last year but I think he probably needs to get out of Atlanta. The best thing the Suns have is draft picks

February 1, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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These articles do nothing but excite the fan bases of teams like the Suns. Probably just about every team in the league has talked to or is talking to Atlanta about Josh.

I don't think teams are big on Josh. He's one dimensioanal and seems to have peaked already...

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February 1, 2013  09:24 AM ET

I don't Josh is a good fit for the Suns. He should remain a Hawk, he just needs a coach that has the sense to tell him to stop hoisting up 3ptrs.

He needs to be told to focus on rebounding, defending and playing hard on the offensive end of the floor.

Somebody lied to him and told him his game is like Bosh's so he keeps shooting jumpers and hurting the team.

February 1, 2013  09:25 AM ET

*I don't think Josh*

February 1, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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I don't think teams are big on Josh. He's one dimensioanal and seems to have peaked already...

+1. Some corners will never be turned. They always remain just around the corner.

February 1, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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*I don't think Josh*

*I don't Josh thinks*

There it finally came out right.

February 1, 2013  10:06 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

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February 1, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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*I don't Josh thinks*There it finally came out right.

Back to the pipe?

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February 1, 2013  01:12 PM ET
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Come To LA, Bro.

I'm gonna stay with good ol' Earl on this one Jack...

 
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