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Josh Smith, who has spent 9 seasons with the Hawks, had his first free agency meeting with the Detroit Pistons shortly after midnight Sunday. According to Chris Broussard of ESPN, Smith is the Pistons “top priority” in free agency, followed by Andre Iguodala.
According to Adrian Wojnarwoski of Yahoo! Sports:
Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars met with Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith at 12:01 a.m. ET with a plan to make the free agent forward a substantial four-year offer, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
[...]The Pistons planned to make a preemptive strike on Smith, understanding that he’s a secondary priority for several teams awaiting the resolution of the Dwight Howard derby, sources said.
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The Pistons have reportedly focused their free-agent efforts on one star.
Detroit is planning to make a "substantial" offer to forward Josh Smith, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal will reportedly be for four years.
Smith, who has spent his first nine years in the league with the Atlanta Hawks, averaged 17.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season.
The Houston Rockets met with Josh Smith on Monday in Los Angeles and the sides discussed the possibility of playing with Dwight Howard.
The Rockets only have enough cap space to sign one max contract player, but Smith could be acquired if the Atlanta Hawks were to agree to a sign-and-trde.
The Rockets have been discussing trade scenarios involving both Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin. Both...
The gates of NBA free agency opened at midnight, and while most of the attention has gone to the likes of the heavily courted Dwight Howard, plenty of other big pieces are also in flux. That includes Josh Smith, who will probably leave Atlanta for good this offseason.
Smith and the Pistons have started talking about a deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Detroit plans...
Josh Smith has been told by the Houston Rockets that they plan on making him a contract offer if they are unable to sign Dwight Howard.
Smith understood the Rockets' sense of priorities and appears to be taking a slow approach in free agency.
Smith met with the Detroit Pistons for approximately five hours after the start of free agency.
Smith has yet to meet with the Atlanta...
It’s July 1, which means the official kickoff to the NBA offseason is finally upon us. Though teams can’t officially announce their signings until July 10, we’ll keep you as up to date as possible with the latest rumors and rumblings involving the Pistons.
Basketball’s free agency negotiating period has only been open for a matter of hours, but the Detroit Pistons have wasted...
The Detroit Pistons met with Josh Smith at 12:01 AM EST on Monday and intend to make a substantial four-year offer.
The Atlanta Hawks have expressed more interest in working with Smith on a sign-and-trade than to re-sign him.
Smith is the Pistons' top priority in free agency, along with re-signing Jose Calderon.
The Pistons hope to make a preemptive strike on Smith knowing that...
With plenty of money to spend this offseason, the Pistons have seemingly been in on a fair share of free agents as the NBA shopping season starts full swing. The NBA gods know as well that the Pistons and especially Joe Dumars are in need of a successful and productive offseason that will both win games for Detroit and draw fans back to the Palace of Auburn Hills.
So with that said...
Rajon Rondo, who was upset after seeing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce dealt, wants Josh Smith in Boston. They were teammates in high school.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2013The Detroit Pistons are meeting with Josh Smith tonight, as @WojYahooNBA tweeted. The Boston Celtics are also expected to pursue Smith.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2013
If Danny Ainge...
The first day of NBA free agency has ended and what have we learned?
The Pistons reportedly met with at least three players on Monday, including Joe Dumars offering Hawks forward Josh Smith a four-year contract while the echoes of midnight church bells were still bouncing off the hills. Of course, other media reports indicated that they only discussed a four-year deal...
Josh Smith is not only the Rockets backup plan should Dwight Howard decide to sign with another team. Houston is reportedly interested in making a big splash by pairing the two childhood friends up and signing both this off-season.
In his meeting with the Rockets, Howard is said to have inquired about adding a third star, according to the Houston Chronicle. If Smith and Howard...
Free agency gets going Sunday night at 11 p.m. San Antonio time and the Spurs are at a bit of a crossroads. Two important pieces to the Western Conference Champs' roster are free agents and there's still questions as to whether both are coming back. We're pretty sure Manu Ginobili is coming back, but Tiago Splitter's future is a little more unsettled. It'...
The bonanza for NBA free agents begins tomorrow. The market officially opens July 1, Canada Day.
Here are my rankings of the NBA free agents at the power forward position, their possible destinations, and predicted contract they will receive.
1. Josh Smith, Hawks (UFA)
Possible Destinations: HOU, DET, ATL, BOS
Predicted Contract: 4 years, $72 million
2. Paul Millsap, Jazz (UFA)