Josh Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sources: SVG assures Josh Smith he's likely to remain with Pistons

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reached out to forward Josh Smith to tell him that reports of the franchise engaging in substantive trade talks with Sacramento centered on Smith have been inaccurate and – barring an unexpected turn of events – Smith will be in training camp with..." July 21

  • Kings still want Pistons' Josh Smith, but trade not imminent

    Detroit Free Press "The Sacramento Kings made another run at Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith during this week’s league meetings in Las Vegas, but they were rebuffed again. A person with firsthand knowledge of the situation confirmed ESPN’s Marc Stein’s report that the Kings were interested in Smith. Another..." July 18

  • Sources: Pistons, Kings revisit J. Smith talks

    ESPN.com "The Detroit Pistons and the Sacramento Kings have resumed trade discussions on a deal that could send Josh Smith to Sacramento, according to sources with knowledge of the talks. Sources told ESPN.com the Kings have continued to express interest in Smith and the parties are on the hunt for a..." July 17

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    Addendum to earlier Pistons intel: they're not eager to part ways with Josh Smith as has been indicated. Value him and not eager to dump.

  • Pistons' best move is to be bold, deal Josh Smith or Greg Monroe

    Detroit News "They’ll get a usable player, or maybe not. They could move into the bottom of the first round, but probably not. Not to ruin your NBA draft party Thursday night, but the focus of the Pistons under new leader Stan Van Gundy changed the moment they lost the No. 9 pick and were left with one faint..." June 26

  • Could Josh Smith trade lead to Rondo to Kings?

    ESPN Boston "The Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings have talked about a potential Josh Smith deal: Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the Pistons have engaged the Sacramento Kings in trade discussions this week that would potentially land Josh Smith in the same Sacramento..." June 25

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    Dave Pemberton @drpemberton

    Josh Smith out today for the #Pistons against the #Raptors

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Josh Smith and Will Bynum out again for Pistons vs. Bulls.

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Pistons say Josh Smith is out with knee tendinitis. #ATLHawks

  • Pistons' Josh Smith is at his best when in 'attack mode'

    Detroit News "Being passive certainly isn’t how anyone would describe Pistons forward Josh Smith, but if he felt he wasn’t aggressive enough before, it truly can’t be said now. Smith, in his first season in Detroit after nine in Atlanta, said it took him a while to find his way within the confines of a new..." March 06

  • Report: Pistons shopping Josh Smith, want more than expiring contract

    Pro Basketball Talk "Two years ago, the Pistons traded Ben Gordon and a first-round pick for Corey Maggette. The players were basically irrelevant, but their contracts were key. Because Maggette’s expired a year sooner, the Pistons got cap space last summer rather than in the upcoming summer. They, of course, used..." February 20

  • Pistons already willing to deal Josh Smith

    SB Nation "It's been less than seven months since the Detroit Pistons committed long-term to forward Josh Smith, but general manager Joe Dumars may already regret the move. The Pistons are actively trying to move Smith, according to a report from USA Today's Sam Amick. Smith signed a four-year, $54..." February 09

  • Is Josh Smith really untradeable?

    Detroit Bad Boys "In the conversation of the Pistons approaching the trade deadline, one consensus seems to have emerged without sufficient reasoning: Josh Smith is untradeable. But is this actually the case? Yes, his contract is large. But with no raises built in to the contract, the long-term implications..." January 31

  • Josh Smith says Pistons need to be less selfish, is he right?

    CBSSports.com "After the Pistons' loss to the Clippers Monday, Josh Smith called out his team for selfishness with the ball. "We're still new to each other. It's not gonna happen overnight or in 40 games,” Josh Smith said after the Pistons' 112-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Monday at The Palace. “We..." January 21

  • Detroit taking the good and bad with Josh Smith

    USA Today "There's the Josh Smith who shoots 11-for-16, scores 25 points and has 11 rebounds and five assists. #goodjoshsmith There's the Pistons forward who goes for 4-for-20 in back-to-back games and gets benched for the second half of the second game. #badjoshsmith That's what you get with Smith –..." January 18

  • Josh Smith calls benching 'unfair'

    Detroit Free Press "It seems like the Pistons are unable to get through a season without player-coach drama. And the seemingly annual occurrence is upon us after the Pistons took a 106-82 thumping from the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks benched starting forward Josh Smith for..." December 30

  • Josh Smith takes ‘real offense’ to Maurice Cheeks benching him

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Maurice Cheeks removed Josh Smith from the starting lineup for missing a practice – called at the last moment, for the day following a back-to-back, after Smith had decided to stay in Atlanta to tend to his ill father – Smith bit his tongue. But now that Cheeks benched Smith for the entire..." December 29

  • Maurice Cheeks benches Josh Smith at game's start for missing practice

    Detroit News "Traditionally, NBA teams don’t practice the day after back-to-back games, but Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks saw fit to after Wednesday’s loss in Atlanta, where his defense didn’t look organized or interested. Apparently, Josh Smith didn’t get the memo. He stayed back in his hometown anticipating..." November 23

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    Vincent Ellis @Vincent_Ellis56

    Cheeks said Smith is his starting small forward and is moving on. #Pistons.

  • Josh Smith not miffed by benching

    ESPN.com "Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith says he was not miffed at his noticeable lack of playing time in Tuesday's loss to the Golden State Warriors. Smith, who signed a $54 million deal to join the Pistons in the offseason, scored just two points in a season-low 19 minutes Tuesday. But Smith..." November 13

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  • Pistons' Josh Smith busy 'polishing up' his game with Rasheed

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons training camp is about two weeks away and Josh Smith is wasting no time getting ready. The forward is intent on fitting into his new environment. “I got lost the other day but I’m finding my way around’’ said Smith who signed as a free agent this off-season. “I listen to my GPS...." September 18

  • ‘I feel great about my choice,’ Josh Smith says of coming to the Pistons

    NBA.com "Joe Dumars had Josh Smith at hello when they met at the stroke of midnight as the door to free agency swung open on July 1. But if Smith felt good about his decision to sign with the Pistons then he feels better about it now. “I feel great about my choice” Smith said after a brisk workout..." September 12

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    NBA Free Agency 2013: Official Signings Tracker

    PSD Staff Wednesday, July 10th is the first day that teams can officially sign players to the contracts that we have been reporting over the last two weeks. We are simply going to list them in here as they trickle in throughout the next couple of days. Nothing should be a surprise, just making things... July 11

  • Josh Smith officially signs four-year deal with Detroit

    CBSSports.com "Make it official: Josh Smithis headed to the Motor City. The Pistons announced Wednesday that Smith has signed with the team, on a deal reported to be worth $54 million over four years. "We're pleased to welcome Josh Smith to the Pistons," general manager Joe Dumars said Wednesday. "He was the..." July 10

  • Detroit Pistons Sign Free Agent Forward Josh Smith

    NBA.com "Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Josh Smith to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We’re pleased to welcome Josh Smith to the Pistons organization,” Dumars..." July 10

  • Andre Drummond: Josh Smith saw something in Detroit Pistons that other free agents didn't

    Michigan Live "Josh Smith will become a Detroit Piston in two days and few people could be happier about it than Andre Drummond. Drummond, the Pistons' second-year center, clearly was thrilled not only to get some help up front, but in particular from Smith, who figures to start at small forward next season..." July 08

  • Josh Smith agrees to $56 million deal with Pistons

    Yahoo! Sports "Josh Smith has agreed to a four-year, $56 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Pistons pursued Smith the hardest, with agents Brian Dyke and Wallace Prather reaching an agreement with Detroit general manager Joe Dumars on Saturday morning, sources said." July 06

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    I'm told Hawks and Rockets working on sign&trade to bring Josh Smith to Hou, probably for Asik and JLin

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    Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

    The Hawks would listen on potential Josh Smith-to-Houston sign-and-trade proposals, according to sources.

  • Warriors Have Interest In Josh Smith

    Blue Man Hoop "After meeting with Dwight Howard and Andre Iguodala, the Golden State Warriors want to meet with another top-tier free agent: Josh Smith. Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group reports on Sulia that the Warriors have interest in the free-agnet forward. Per Thompson’s report, however, the..." July 04

  • Free-agent targets Josh Smith, Andre Iguodala met with Pistons on Monday

    Detroit Free Press "The Pistons didn’t waste time getting to work when the NBA moratorium began at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The Pistons met with free agent forwards Josh Smith and Andre Iguodala on the first day teams could start negotiating with free agents, according to a person familiar with the..." July 02

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Josh Smith had productive meeting with Detroit, but no offer was made, says source

  • Report: Josh Smith has 5-6 free agency suitors, including Detroit

    CBSSports.com "Atlanta Hawks free agent Josh Smith has five to six suitors when free agency begins at 12 a.m. Monday, and that the Detroit Pistons are expected to be one of the teams, according to ESPN. Yikes. Smith is looking for a max deal but will also have to wait for Dwight Howard to clear up his..." June 30

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    2013 NBA Draft Rumors Coverage

    PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26

  • Celtics have their Josh Smith sign-and-trade offer ready

    Sporting News "Consider the departure of Doc Rivers Phase II of the Celtics’ slow dismantling, which began last summer with Ray Allen leaving Boston. Phase III will come this week, when Boston must either trade Paul Pierce or decide to buy him out. They have until June 30 to inform Pierce of such a move. As..." June 25

  • Smith wants to test free-agent market

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "In the minutes following the Hawks’ season-ending playoff loss to the Pacers on Friday, when the cameras were on and media members stood two-deep around his locker, Josh Smith said what he was expected to say. He stank, his team stank and he hadn’t even had time to think about whether his Hawks’..." May 05

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Larry Drew expects Josh Smith to play Wednesday. #ATLHawks

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Josh Smith did not participate in practice with ankle injury. Day-to-day. #ATLHawks

  • Atlanta offered forward Josh Smith 3-year, $45M extension

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks offered Josh Smith a three-year, $45 million contract extension before the season. According to sources, the talks never got serious because Smith made it clear that he wanted to make it to free agency. League rules on extensions kept the Hawks from offering anything longer..." April 13

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    Chris Vivlamore @

    Josh Smith (knee) missed Hawks practice. Johan Petro not with team as wife is expecting a child.

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    Atlanta Hawks @

    Smith (knee), Horford (hamstring), Harris (foot), Stevenson (back-to-back) all resting injuries. Jenkins (concussion) is available.

  • Hawks’ Smith has career-high in 3-point attempts

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Josh Smith and his 3-point attempts continue to be the subject — often a sore one — of scrutiny involving the Hawks. The forward already has taken a career-high 172 3-pointers this season. With 13 games remaining in the regular season he has surpassed his previous high by 18 (154 in 2010-11). A..." March 24

  • Report: Sixers almost acquired Josh Smith at deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "On paper it’s an impressive front line — Andrew Bynum and Josh Smith. On the court… that would have been interesting. I mean, assuming Bynum ever gets back on the court. Like the Bucks backcourt, it could be both amazing and painfully bad, not even game to game but quarter to quarter. We..." March 07

  • Dwight Howard sympathizes with Atlanta's Josh Smith getting 'posterized' by Kobe Bryant

    L.A. Daily News "Dwight Howard could feel Atlanta forward Josh Smith's pain after Kobe Bryant dunked over him Sunday. The Lakers center reluctantly recalled falling a victim on a similar play in the 2004-05 season with the Orlando Magic. "I was a rookie. It'll never happen again, and he knows that," Howard..." March 05

  • Atlanta's Josh Smith thinks his friend Dwight Howard will stay with Lakers

    L.A. Daily News "Even though the two say they have haven't kept in touch much this season, Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith remains sure about a few things surrounding his longtime friend Lakers center Dwight Howard. First, Smith says he has a good idea on whether Howard will stay with the Lakers once he..." March 04

  • Lakers' Howard, Atlanta's Josh Smith bonded by time playing together in AAU

    L.A. Daily News "The bond between Lakers center Dwight Howard and Hawks forward Josh Smith goes back to their days growing up together in Atlanta and teaming up on the same AAU team. With the Lakers (29-30) hosting the Atlanta Hawks (33-23) on Sunday at Staples Center, Howard conceding the two long-time friends..." March 02

  • Josh Smith 'unlikely' to re-sign with Hawks

    USA Today "Josh Smith is staying home — in Atlanta with the Hawks. For the time being. The Atlanta native and subject of intense trade discussions was not dealt Thursday, and he will play the rest of the season for the Hawks, who are 29-23 and in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. On Thursday,..." February 22

  • Hawks keeping Josh Smith at least for now

    Peachtree Hoops "The Hawks were reportedly part of a three-way deal that would have sent Smith and Orlando's J.J. Redick to the Milwaukee Bucks but pulled out right before the deadlline. Atlanta had been looking for a deal that would bring back prospects, picks but no long term salary. The Hawks will now be..." February 21

  • Nets out of Jsmoovemove, Josh Smith stays in Atlanta

    Nets Daily "After not getting the ultimate prize in the MeloDrama or Dwightmare, the Nets didn't get the big one in the JSmoovemove either. Nor did they make any moves. Although they had been optimistic something might evolve, the Hawks were unwilling to accept their offers or offers from any other NBA team...." February 21