Josh Smith RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rockets acquire Josh Smith in trade with Clippers

    ESPN "The Houston Rockets on Friday have acquired Josh Smith in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to multiple sources. The Rockets sent the draft rights to foreign players to the Clippers for Smith, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Clippers also will send cash back to Houston to..." January 22

  • Doc Rivers praises Josh Smith for wanting to play in a Clippers blowout

    Los Angeles Times "It’s been a rough few weeks for Josh Smith. The Clippers forward lost his spot in the rotation just as his team started to play its best basketball of the season, a combination that will probably keep him tethered to the bench even with Blake Griffin sidelined for at least another week. On..." January 05

  • Rivers Calls Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith Rumors 'Silly Talk'

    Real GM Basketball "Doc Rivers has denied a report that the Los Angeles Clippers are gauging trade interest in Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson. "That's silly talk. Nothing. No truth," said Rivers. " December 10

  • Clippers gauged trade interest for Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers gauged trade interest in Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith last month, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stephenson can be traded now while Smith is not eligible to be dealt until Dec. 15 after signing as a free agent in the offseason. Two NBA executives told Yahoo Sports..." December 08

  • Josh Smith: 'Harder' on family with lower salary

    Detroit Free Press "It's time to pass the hat, please, for Josh Smith. At an introductory news conference with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, the former Detroit Pistons free agent bust pointed out how the next year is going to be a financial challenge. "At the end of the day, you know, I do have a..." July 24

  • Josh Smith vows to ‘push through’ with lower salary

    Detroit Free Press "It’s time to pass the hat, please, for Josh Smith. At an introductory news conference with the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday, the former Detroit Pistons free agent bust pointed out how the next year is going to be a financial challenge. “At the end of the day, you know, I do have a..." July 23

  • Josh Smith, Clippers Reach Agreement

    Real GM Basketball "Josh Smith has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told RealGM. Smith and the Clippers are finalizing a deal, but the talented veteran has chosen a winning and critical role on a championship contender. Several teams pursued Smith and held discussions with his..." July 16

  • Josh Smith is free agency's most fascinating, but is there a fit?

    Sporting News "In an NBA where positional versatility is becoming more and more crucial, Josh Smith has the skill set to be a hot commodity — on paper. He's a fast, super-athletic forward who spends much of his time on the perimeter. He has good touch around the rim, a decent arsenal of moves around the basket..." July 14

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Hearing that the Clippers remain in pursuit of Josh Smith as well on top of their planned signings today of Cole Aldrich and Austin Rivers

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    Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer

    While 6 teams have showed interest, there's "nothing of substance" currently in the works for free agent Josh Smith, according to a source.

  • Should K.J. McDaniels or Josh Smith receive the Rockets' Mid-Level Exception?

    The Dream Shake "The Rockets' offseason has been a relatively quiet one. They struck out on LaMarcus Aldridge, but hadn't put nearly as many eggs in that basket as they had for Chris Bosh last season. They've agreed to re-sign Corey Brewer and Patrick Beverley on fairly team-friendly deals, largely keeping..." July 07

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    Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer

    The Kings have continued a dialogue w/ Josh Smith, according to a league source. In contrast to Rudy Gay's snap, nothing is close, however.

  • Rudy Gay on Josh Smith, via Snapchat: 'He a King next'

    CBS Sports "The Sacramento Kings' offseason somehow keeps getting funnier. Here's Rudy Gay's Snapchat story, starring free agent Josh Smith: "He a king next," wow. This is a truly perfect NBA social media moment. Please take a moment to imagine this starting lineup: Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli, Gay, Smith..." July 05

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    Jake Fischer @JakeLFischer

    The Sacramento Kings will begin discussions with free agents Josh Smith and Lou Williams today, according to league sources.

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    Craig Ackerman @ca_rockets

    Per Kevin McHale, Josh Smith will start and TJones will come off the bench tonight.

  • Josh Smith's partnership with Dwight Howard flourishing as Rajon Rondo unravels with Mavs

    Yahoo! Sports "Josh Smith felt like a teenager again, ferocious and free and forever young. He had broken down Dallas' defense, a soft, vulnerable underbelly reduced to rubble. These were old times, tossing those lobs into the air, watching Dwight Howard slam through passes. Old AAU teammates in Atlanta,..." April 22

  • 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

    ESPN "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?

    CBS Sports "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

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