Sources from both teams confirmed that the Sixers and the Hawks were close to a deal that would have sent Sixers Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes to the Hawks for forward Josh Smith. The trade deadline passed last month with no deal.
With free agency looming for Smith, this trade would not have been a good long-term decision for the Sixers. After trading away Nikola Vucevic, MoHarkless and Andre Iguodala in the Andrew Bynum deal, it seems the team didn't want to make another financial mistake that would bring the team down even more.
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