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Smith deal called off

Posted By Jessica Camerato On February 18, 2009 @ 11:57 pm In General | 2 Comments

According to multiple reports, big man Joe Smith is heading back to the Oklahoma City Thunder [1]. Smith has been mentioned as a possible addition for the Boston Celtics [2] front court. On Tuesday he was traded to the New Orleans Hornets [3] as part of a deal for Tyson Chandler [4]. However Chandler, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, did not pass the Thunder’s physical. This means the 6-10, 225 pound  Smith could be back on the market. Even though the Celtics are not expected to make any major moves [5], they do have a roster spot made available by the Sam Cassell trade. The NBA trade deadline is Thursday.


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[1] Oklahoma City Thunder: http://media.weei.com/basketball/oklahoma-city-thunder.htm

[2] Boston Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm

[3] New Orleans Hornets: http://media.weei.com/basketball/new-orleans-hornets.htm

[4] Tyson Chandler: http://media.weei.com/basketball/tyson-chandler.htm

[5] Celtics are not expected to make any major moves: http://www.weei.com/Deal-----or-no-deal--For-C-s--it-ll-probably-be-th/3868953

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