NBA Report: Josh Smith ‘Highly Unlikely’ to Re-Sign With the Atlanta Hawks

One of the biggest names leading up to the NBA trade deadline was Josh Smith of the Atlanta Hawks.  The team was publicly hesitant  about giving Smith the max contract he desired and it was believed he would walk at the end of the season.  Because of those reasons many assumed that without a doubt he would be traded before the deadline.  Hawks GM Danny Ferry shocked everyone when he pulled the plug on a potential deal with the Milwaukee Bucks and decided to keep the soon to be free agent.  It turns out he may pay dearly for that decision one way or another.  Read more after the jump.

NBA: Lebron Says He Doesn’t Get Credit For Taking Less Money & Sacraficing For the Team

Lebron James is arguably the best player in the world but his pay doesn’t show it.  He’s currently earning $17.5 million for the year which is tied for 13th in the NBA.  According to him the “sacrifice” he’s made to play with the Miami Heat is the story untold.  Read more after the jump.

NBA: Hawks Josh Smith Says “I’m a Max Player” As He Discusses His Expiring Contract

You can never be 100 percent sure what you’re gonna get from Josh Smith.  He sometimes has amazing games and sometimes he disappears.  But despite continual All-Star snubs and two years worth of trade rumors, he’s still pretty confident about his abilities.  Read more after the jump.

Breaking News! NBA: James Harden Has Been Traded to the Houston Rockets!

Earlier today there were reports that James Harden and the Oklahoma City Thunder were working on a contract extension.  Harden reportedly turned down a four-year $52 million extension as he was seeking a max contract from the Thunder for four years worth $60 million.  Now according to Yahoo Sports, talks between the two sides broke down and Harden has been traded to the Houston Rockets.  Read more after the jump. Shay Marie x Sabrina B.

NBA: Two Teams Offered Roy Hibbert a Max Contract

The Portland Trail Blazers offered Indiana Pacers restricted free agent center Roy Hibbert a maximum contract after meeting with him in Washington, D.C., early Sunday.  Read more after the jump. Shay Marie x Sabrina B.

NBA: Clippers Offering Blake Griffin & Chris Paul Max Contracts?

With the trade sending Lamar Odom to the Clippers it appears more and more pieces are coming together for the team.  As they try to incorporate the new additions they also want to secure their star, Blake Griffin.  Read more after the jump. Shay Marie x Sabrina B.

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