But there is another side to Smith, who was suspended by the team for one game last month for "conduct detrimental to the team" following an incident in practice.
Smith can follow spectacular plays with poor decisions. His 146 turnovers are only four below point guard Jeff Teague's team-leading total.
Hawks coach Larry Drew said Smith's positive far outweigh the mistakes. He said Smith should be representing the Eastern Conference in Sunday's All-Star game.
"It's just really unfortunate," Drew said. "I think he's having a phenomenal year. And I've said it before: Few players in the league can impact the game on both ends of the floor the way he can.
"He can defend all five positions. I've put him in a position where he had to defend all five positions in one game. You just have to keep doing what you're doing. Sooner or later he will be recognized, as he should have already been, as an All-Star."
Smith wasn't happy in 2008 when the Hawks forced him to test his value on the open market as a restricted free agent. He signed an offer sheet with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Hawks quickly matched the offer.
Now the Hawks may face another decision with the power forward.
"Josh is a pretty good player, so I would assume there are a lot of people that are interested," Prather said. "Now will they pull the trigger? Will they offer Danny something he likes?
"I think those teams are interested. ... If he is genuinely looking to move Josh, it's up to him and those teams to work something out."