Found October 07, 2013 on Outside Analysis:
PLAYERS: Josh Smith
TEAMS: Detroit Pistons
When Josh Smith agreed to sign a four-year, $56 million deal to play for the Detroit Pistons NBA observers had questions. One of the first questions raised was what position would he play. Basketball sites are in the process of releasing their projected starting lineups. It was nearly unanimous – Josh Smith is slated to... Read MoreThe post Will the Josh Smith Small Forward Experiment Work appeared first on The Outside Analysis.

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