Originally posted on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 7/11/13
Detroit Pistons: Josh Smith Signing Grade By Brandon Hartman: Hoopstuff Senior Writer Smith’s contract: Four years, 54 million - I think Josh Smith forgot the plan. The one where he and Dwight Howard, probably the two best frontcourt free agents on the market, were supposed to team up and both sign for the Houston Rockets. The plan that could have really made Houston a serious contender. Howard did his part, signing with Houston for less money then he would have received with the Lakers. All that was left was for Smith to sign along the dotted line as well. Well, Smith didn’t go along with that plan and proved to be like all the other modern day sports stars these days, following the money. The Detroit Pistons, in search of a top player, almost came out of nowhere to sweep up J-Smooth. With a large sum of money to spend, the Pistons pounced, winning over Josh Smith with the strong temptation of a big pay day. Detroit can now celebrate the arrival of a player long thought of as an at...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Philip Rivers used silent count at home on Monday night

SEC commissioner responds to Arkansas coach’s flop during Saturday’s loss

Report: 49ers put Vernon Davis on the trade block

Wall to pay assistant coach $100 for every three-turnover game

Green fires back at critics, compares them to ‘bitter females’

The Islanders are wasting a roster spot on Eric Boulton


Ben Foster: PEDs I took to play Lance Armstrong 'definitely damaged' my body

Falcons ‘anticipate’ Julio Jones plays Thursday against Saints

Mets fan critically injured after fight with Dodgers fans

Belichick to Patriots: We’ll ‘win a lot of games’ playing like that

Report: Taylor could be out several weeks with MCL sprain

Richard Jefferson: Cavs 'are a little pissed off' after Finals

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five most overrated teams in the Week 7 Coaches’ Poll

Can any of the NFL's remaining undefeated teams go 16-0?

QUIZ: Every team Steve Spurrier played for, coached

What's changed, what hasn't: NBA's Southwest Division

DeAndre Hopkins on pace to shatter single-season target record

(Mis)handling David Price

Five fantasy things we learned from every NFL Week 5 game

Steve Spurrier: An American original

How the Royals cheated death

Citi Field gave Chase Utley chilly reception

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker