The rumor mill exploded on Tuesday with news that Hawks forward Josh Smith wanted out of Atlanta and had listed the Boston Celtics as one of the teams he wanted to play for.
Smith, who averaged career-highs in points (16.5 PPG) and rebounds (8.5 RPG) last season, is one of the league's better power forwards, but the Celtics reportedly aren't interested in adding him, according to CSNNE.com.
A league source told CSNNE.com on Monday night that the Celtics have had "no discussions whatsoever" with the Atlanta Hawks about acquiring Smith. The same source added there were no plans to open up such dialogue any time in the near future.
"You can never say never," the source said, "but there's nothing going on there."
A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE also pointed out that Boston doesn't have a lot to offer the Hawks in return for Smith ,with Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen being the biggest potential trade chips.