With the deadline in its final hour, the Milwaukee Bucks continue to discuss a trade for Josh Smith with the Atlanta Hawks, according to sources.

The Hawks have been extremely motivated to trade Smith, scouring the NBA for the best deal.

The Nets, Celtics and Suns have also been involved in Smith talks.

David Aldridge reports that the Nets are also involved, but the Bucks are considered the favorites if a deal is agreed upon.

The Suns, according to Sam Amick, do not expect to trade for Smith.