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Hawks keep Josh Smith at trade deadline, send Anthony Morrow to Mavericks for Dahntay Jones


In this photo taken Feb. 20, 2013, Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith reacts during the second half of their 103-90 loss to the Miami Heat in an NBA basketball game in Atlanta. Smith is one of the league's most prominent names in rumors leading up to today's trade deadline. Smith said after just missing a triple-double in Wednesday night's loss that he'll be relieved when the deadline passes. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (The Associated Press)

Josh Smith is staying with the Atlanta Hawks.

Smith, the Hawks' leading scorer who becomes an unrestricted free agent after the season, was not traded before Thursday's trade deadline despite talks with the Milwaukee Bucks and other teams.

The Hawks did make one move, sending guard Anthony Morrow to the Dallas Mavericks for guard-forward Dahntay Jones.

Atlanta acquired Morrow from Brooklyn in the big offseason trade that sent Joe Johnson to the Nets. Morrow, slowed by right hip and back injuries, averaged 5.2 points in only 24 games with the Hawks.

Jones, in his 10th season, has averaged 3.5 points in 50 games, including 15 starts. His contract expires at the end of the season. He averaged a career-best 10.2 points with Indiana in the 2009-10 season.