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Despite persistent trade rumors, Josh Smith will remain with the Atlanta Hawks.

The NBA trade deadline passed today at 3pm, and with no trade of Smith, the Atlanta-native and former All-Star will stay with the team until at least the end of the regular season, when he will become an unrestricted free agent.

While the Hawks kept J Smoove, they did trade guard Anthony Morrow to Dallas for Dahntay Jones.

The Hawks tweeted this:

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