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The Detroit Pistons have landed their first free agent of the offseason as Josh Smith has agreed to a four-year deal that will pay him $56 million, a source has confirmed to ESPN.com.
Smith was one of the first players the Pistons targeted when they were able to begin speaking with free agents this week.
The 6-foot-9 Smith will join Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond in Detroit's front court and is expected to add a little bit of everything to the Pistons' lineup while providing some much-needed scoring punch.
In nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, Smith averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 blocks. He's a career 46-percent shooter.
Last season, Smith averaged 17.5 points 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.8 blocks.
Smith, 27, was the 17th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft. He was a second-team selection to the 2004-05 NBA All-Rookie team and made the All-Defensive second team in 2009-10.
Smith explored other options but there didn't seem to be too much of a market for him.
I have my reservations about the signing since Smith has a tendency to want to take too many jumpers, but I'll let it play out before saying it won't work out
Teams can't sign free agents until July 10.
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Josh Smith's tenure with his hometown Atlanta Hawks has, as expected, come to an end, according to multiple media reports. Smith, 27, who is an unrestricted free agent, agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.
The deal is reportedly worth four years, 56 million, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.
Smith, who was drafted by the Hawks with the No...
Who would have thought that Josh Smith would have ended up with the Detroit Pistons? The Rockets, Celtics, Lakers, and even staying put in Atlanta were all people would talk about. The Pistons were as far away from a rumored landing spot as one could imagine, but it looks to be a reality.
Yahoo! Sports ace Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Pistons and Smith have agreed upon...
The Detroit Pistons have signed Josh Smith to a four-year, $54 million contract.
Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars calls Smith a two-way player. He says he looks forward to the forward blending his talent with the team's young nucleus.
Detroit will likely start the 27-year-old Smith it its frontcourt with 23-year-old power forward Greg Monroe and center...
Goodbye Houston rumors, Josh Smith will reportedly sign with the Detroit Pistons on a 4-year deal worth $56 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Smith averaged 17.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Atlanta Hawks last season.
The Pistons looked to of finally landed a targeted piece.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Detroit and free agent forward Josh Smith agreed to terms on a 4-year/$56 million dollar contract Saturday morning.
Y! Sources: Free agent forward Josh Smith agrees to a four year, $56 million with the Detroit Pistons. http://t.co/Ro6zbwhulS
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA...
The Detroit Pistons finally made their free-agent splash on Saturday, handing a four-year, $54 million contract to Josh Smith, according to multiple reports. Smith and Andre Iguodala were atop the Pistons’ wish list heading into free agency, and after Iguodala signed with Golden State it was Smith or bust.
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