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Josh Smith open to re-signing with Bucks

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05:57 AM ET 02.21 | If he goes, where might Josh Smith land? [Smith] is not opposed to Milwaukee -- the city or the weather -- and likes the Bucks' roster enough to re-sign there if traded, a league source told CBSSports.com Wednesday. With less than 24 hours before Thursday's 3 p.m. ET trade deadline, the Bucks, Suns and Nets are the most realistic suitors in a trade for Smith, sources said. Milwaukee's chances of landing the 6-foot-9 forward were viewed in some league circles as diminished by the team's small-market and cold-weather status. Smith, however, is more interested in the talent he'll be playing with than geography. But that's part of the sticking point in getting a deal done with the Bucks.

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February 21, 2013  07:39 AM ET

Don't let that door hit you on your way out!

February 21, 2013  08:22 AM ET

He knows no big market team can sign him or will sign him to a max contract. Bucks is the only way out.

I do hope this means he'll be playing at the SF position. Sanders has to stay at the PF.

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February 21, 2013  09:06 AM ET

There is no question what his greatest priority is. Speculation about teammates, weather, geography, championships, etc. is all a load of BS. Josh Smith is open to signing anywhere as long as it's for max dollars.

February 21, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Is It About The Bucks Or The BUCK$, Bro?

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February 21, 2013  12:02 PM ET

I think Atlanta should go Henderson, Larry Sanders and a future second/cash for Josh Smith

February 21, 2013  12:46 PM ET

I think if he goes to the bucks they could be a pretty scary team the way they could run the court with Jennings and monta

February 21, 2013  01:26 PM ET
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I agree mostly....But what would happen after signing is the old.....whine until the team trades you.... likely would go down

Yep, especially if he signs with a perennial mediocre team like the Bucks.

Plus, Smith's top motivation is for that big payday. What happens when he gets it?

February 21, 2013  02:59 PM ET

Once he gets his money he'd find a way to get outta Milwaukee... that team will never spend what it takes to win a championship.

February 21, 2013  03:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

There is no question what his greatest priority is. Speculation about teammates, weather, geography, championships, etc. is all a load of BS. Josh Smith is open to signing anywhere as long as it's for max dollars.

Find a tax free state and max out that deal, forget the snow.

February 21, 2013  04:09 PM ET
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Once he gets his money he'd find a way to get outta Milwaukee... that team will never spend what it takes to win a championship.

Championship-caliber basketball players do not want to play in Milwaukee either.

 
February 21, 2013  04:16 PM ET
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Find a tax free state and max out that deal, forget the snow.

This is why the Bucks will forever be a dumping ground of veteran role players. The only players who want to play in Milwaukee are the ones just happy to be cashing NBA paychecks. The NBA will never prosper in Wisconsin.

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