Rumor: Celtics interested in acquiring Josh Smith

Another day, another rumor. This time the Celtics are linked to Josh Smith, from the Atlanta Hawks:

So let the Celtics break up their Big Three, which is what the Knicks’ opponents this Sunday in Boston are actively trying to do. Team president Danny Ainge realizes that the Celtics won’t win the title and can only make the playoffs. That’s not good enough for a franchise that proudly flies 17 championship banners.

With the Big Three’s window now shut, Ainge is trying to land Atlanta’s Josh Smith and other young studs, while offering up Kevin Garnett. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen can also be had, for young players and draft picks. Rajon Rondo might be leaving, too, with the Lakers and Utah seen as possible destinations.

It is unclear which package the Celtics would offer the Hawks in order to grab Smith but it seems KG would be the player to leave Beantown this time. The rumor is quite vague, but take it for what it´s worth: just another food for thought and debate.

My personal thought is that the team would rather trade Rondo (despite all the comments by Ainge yesterday) but they may not be getting the kind of offer they would like to hear. On the other hand, I see why teams may insist on Ray Allen offers and in a lesser extent the rest of the members of the Big Three.

I guess we will know more in the next hours and days.

Update: it seems a trade between these two teams would be complicated since they don´t really have the same interests. However, provided there was one, the Hawks would have a preference for Ray Allen rather than Kevin Garnett: