Tweet of the Day: Josh Smith, Atlanta Hawks

Wats going on in the A tonight?? I’m still here.”

Such are the words of Josh Smith [via Twitter] when he didn’t get traded at the NBA’s 3:00 PM trade deadline on Thursday afternoon. Unfortunately, he has since removed that tweet from existence, but not its memory.

[Sheridan: Big Trade Deadline Winners are Milwaukee Bucks, Mark Cuban and Boston Celtics]

According to reports, Ferry balked at the offers that were being given for Smith. The prevailing teams in the hunt were the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets.

The Bucks were unwilling to part with Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings, Ersan Ilyasova or Larry Sanders—any of whom Atlanta would undoubtedly have wanted for Smith.

As for the Nets, they were unable to put together anything better than #HBAP (Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks and draft picks).

So, after many months of speculation and a couple weeks of actual effort, the decision was made to keep Smith for the remainder of the season and reevaluate what to do with him—whether to resign him or not—in the offseason.

[Video: Danny Ferry discusses the trade deadline.]

Official #ATLHawks fans - Josh Smith is still a Hawk! Thoughts?
Atlanta Hawks

The only trade deadline move that the Hawks did make involved sending Anthony Morrow to the Dallas Mavericks for Dahntay Jones.

Time to start a new chapter in my career ATL here I come.
Looks like I'm officially a Mav! Thank you for all the welcome tweets! Can't wait to feel that AA center energy soon!!!!
Anthony Morrow

Mavs owner Mark Cuban took time to send some nice words to Jones as he prepares for his new life in Atlanta.

Much respect and thanks to @ . Total pro who always gives 100pct. Wish him nothing but the best going forward. Thanks Tay.
Mark Cuban

Hopefully, when the summer rolls around revisiting the Josh Smith talks won’t be as exasperating as it was at the 2013 trade deadline.


Previous Tweet Posts:

Tweet of the Night: Jeremy Lin

Tweet of the Night: Tracy McGrady (and Chris Webber)


Michael Brumagin is the “Tweet of the Day” columnist for Sheridan Hoops.  You can follow him on Twitter.

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