Josh Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Josh Smith calls Hawks fans 'bandwagoners'

    SB Nation "sh Smith got to tease his old Atlanta crowd after rimming in a three, but things didn't end well for him, as the Rockets fell 104-96 to the Hawks. Surely, Smith ate some humble pie after the loss and paid respect to his former home even after fans taunte-- NOOOOOPE" March 04

  • Josh Smith finally finds the perfect fit with the Houston Rockets

    Yahoo! Sports "In the hours after a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Stan Van Gundy sent Josh Smith a text message: "You haven't done anything wrong, but need you to stop by my office in the morning." Van Gundy awaited him in the Detroit Pistons' practice facility and soon Smith began to listen to the franchise's..." February 01

  • Pistons expect to face a motivated Josh Smith

    Detroit Free Press "When he was asked how he would defend former teammate Josh Smith when the Houston Rockets visit the Palace on Saturday, Jonas Jerebko tried to pull a Marshawn Lynch. "We'll see tomorrow what coach has to say," was all Jerebko kept repeating after practice today. Stan Van Gundy, the Detroit..." January 30

  • Josh Smith finds fit with Rockets after cast off by Pistons

    Washington Post "Josh Smith would rather be viewed as a possible difference-maker for a franchise that has just one playoff series victory since 1997. He can’t have it that easy though, not after the bizarre happenstance in Detroit following his stunning departure last month. Smith’s desire to have his value..." January 13

  • Kevin McHale says recent role of Josh Smith related to ‘getting him comfortable’

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets coach Kevin McHale could offer little insight about how he felt with the rotation now that he has Josh Smith coming off the bench, usually checking in for Dwight Howard. That was because McHale said the move was not made based on his preference, but for Smith’s. “The biggest thing is..." January 10

  • The Pistons are Thriving Without Josh Smith

    Athlon Sports "The term “addition by subtraction” has rarely seen brighter days. The Detroit Pistons are playing their best basketball in years, after cutting so-called star Josh Smith from their roster, eating tens of millions of dollars in the process — just to keep him away. They’ve won five games, and..." January 05

  • Josh Smith will sign with Rockets, according to report

    SB Nation "The Houston Rockets will take a chance on Josh Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. The former Detroit Piston is expected to land in Houston once he clears waivers. Houston will beat out several teams for his services, including Dallas, Miami, Memphis and Sacramento. The..." December 24

  • Report: Rockets assuring Smith he'll start if he signs with Houston

    The Score "The Houston Rockets desperately want to add Josh Smith to their 20-7 roster. How bad do they reportedly want the 29-year-old former Detroit Pistons shooter? This bad: The Philadelphia 76ers are the only team with the cap space to claim Smith, and they have no intention to do so, Stein adds...." December 24

  • Sources: Rockets looming as strongest suitor to sign Josh Smith

    Yahoo! Sports "The Houston Rockets are emerging as the strongest suitor to sign forward Josh Smith, league sources told Yahoo Sports. After the Detroit Pistons made the stunning move of releasing Smith, he's expected to clear waivers on Wednesday and become an unrestricted free agent. The Pistons owed Smith..." December 23

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Clippers have initial interest with Josh Smith, but want to dig deeper before jumping in, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

  • Josh Smith being 'shopped' by Pistons, according to report

    SB Nation "The Detroit Pistons passed on the chance to trade forward Josh Smith over the summer, but now they're reportedly considering a change of heart. The Pistons are "shopping" Smith and open to moving him for the right package, reports Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News. This isn't the first time..." December 18

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    Vincent Goodwill @vgoodwill

    Jennings, Smith, Drummond, Monroe and KCP the starting five for the Pistons tonight.

  • Detroit Pistons' Josh Smith, on Nuggets' Kenneth Faried: 'He's a clown ... he fears me'

    Michigan Live "Josh Smith had a pointed response to Kenneth Faried, calling him a "clown" and saying he "fears me" after the Denver Nuggets power forward said the Detroit Pistons forward shot his team out of a game Wednesday. "I don't respond to nobody that has dreadlocks and plays basketball," Smith said. "I..." October 31

  • Kenneth Faried on Josh Smith: ‘He shot them out of the game’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Detroit lost, 89-79. How did the Nuggets turn their fortunes? Kenneth Faried, via the Nuggets’ official website: Josh Smith, we let him keep shooting. And he ended up with 25, but he still kept shooting. He shot them out of the game. Right now, all of the Pistons’ future opponents..." October 30

  • Pistons' Josh Smith 'understands' to shoot fewer threes

    Detroit Free Press "Josh Smith and Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a good talk during the weekend. The discussion was about what the forward does well, and both came up with the same general answers. One thing not on the list is three-pointers. He doesn't need to shoot many this season. "I think..." October 16

  • Pistons' Josh Smith vows to work, ignore Monroe rumor

    Detroit News "Recognition and rumors certainly carry a lot of weight in professional sports, and Pistons forward Josh Smith is no stranger to either, especially since his arrival last summer. One could essentially drive him, while Smith would have to ignore the latter if he will indeed take on a positive..." October 06

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    Dave Hogg @Stareagle

    Josh Smith says he will be a post player this year, not a 3-point shooter.

  • Muscled-up Smith ready to help lead SVG’s Pistons "In their off-season communication, Stan Van Gundy and Josh Smith have focused more on big-picture stuff: team culture, leadership, chemistry. It was lighter on the specifics, but Smith heard enough to tailor his summer workout regimen. “I’m ready to play whatever position is asked of me,” said..." September 03

  • 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 "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 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 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? "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 "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 "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

    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 "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 "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