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NBA Trade Rumors: Josh Smith to the Los Angeles Lakers?

NBA Trade Rumors: Josh Smith to the Los Angeles Lakers?After the Los Angeles Lakers were unexpectedly bounced prematurely from the 2011 postseason, there is sure to be a ton of speculation and an assortment of rampant rumors surrounding the team.While the team is unlikely to undergo a major shakeup, adding the uber-athletic Josh Smith is a very intriguing scenario to consider. The 25 year old power forward is among the game's most versatile players, and adding him to the team would bring the necessary youth that the Lakers sorely need.Additionally, the Lakers clearly need a point guard capable of running the offense, and Kirk Hinrich, who may also be on the block, is a very good fit for the team as well.MUST READ: Josh Smith & Kirk Hinrich to the Los Angeles Lakers?So what would the ex-champions have to relinquish in order to acquire the two valuable assets? That's where General Manger Mitch Kupchak will have to get extremely creative.Ron Artest is a logical candidate to be traded, but the Hawks may not be interested in acquiring the ephemeral defender. Lamar Odom would probably be the starting point in any negotiations. It's highly unlikely that the Lakers would be willing to move Gasol or Bynum in a deal that wasn't for a superstar, so that rules out the twin towers.The following scenario was generated by ESPN's Trade Machine, and could be mutually beneficial for both sides:Lakers receive: PF Josh Smith, PG Kirk Hinrich, F Magnum RolleHawks receive: PF Lamar Odom, SF Ron Artest, PG Steve Blake, SF Luke WaltonBut only time will tell if the two teams are interested in teaming up for a deal.

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NBA Trade Rumors, Speculation and Scenarios: Latest Updates on Potential ...

NBA Trade Rumors are going to be a hot topic over the coming months, and with a plethora of potential deals that could go down, there are a ton of scenarios ...

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NBA Trade Rumors: Hawks Looking to Trade Josh Smith, Kirk Hinrich?

NBA Trade Rumors: Hawks Looking to Trade Josh Smith and Kirk Hinrich? Another season, another playoff ...

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Why Josh Smith is the Key For the Atlanta Hawks in ...

The Atlanta Hawks Need Josh Smith to Step Up Big in Game 6 Against the Chicago Bulls in ...

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Does Josh Smith Deserve Barrage of Criticism?

NBA Playoffs 2001 Does Josh Smith Deserve the Barrage of Criticism He's Been Receiving?After one of the more brilliant performances of Josh Smith's ...

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NBA Playoffs 2011: Will Carlos Boozer Come to Play in Game 5?

Will Carlos Boozer Play Well in Critical Game 5 For the Bulls in the 2011 NBA Playoffs? The Chicago Bulls ...

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