Found September 11, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Joe Dumars had Josh Smith at hello when they met at the stroke of midnight as the door to free agency swung open on July 1. But if Smith felt good about his decision to sign with the Pistons then he feels better about it now.
“I feel great about my choice” Smith said after a brisk workout Wednesday at the team’s practice facility. “Our team our roster is very impressive to me. We have a lot of hard workers who’ve been in here getting it in getting to know each other. I’m real excited. We have rookies that are sponges. They just want to get better. We have young fellas that play hard and everybody wants to get better and everybody wants to do it together. Whenever you are able to be a part of something like that it’s special.”
Smith’s third child a son was born a few days after he signed with the Pistons. The family is settled in Detroit now the first time in Smith’s life he’s lived away from Atlanta other than his days at the Virginia prep school Oak Hill Academy and he feels reinv...
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For those of you trying to look for the next “lob city”, you might want to take in a Detroit Pistons game this year as according to forward Josh Smith as he says that next season, it will be a race to the rim.
Smith recently spoke with Pistons.com’s Keith Langois and here is what he said about his new team and “the race to the rim”:
“I feel great about my choice,” Smith...
The agent of Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng said that the two-time All-Star will explore free agency options after this upcoming season. The Bulls and Deng according to reports have stopped all talks on a contract extension until after seasons end. Deng, 28, is entering the final year of his six-year, $71 million deal with the team.
Deng has averaged 16.0 points and 6.4 rebounds...
If you have followed TNLP for the last month or so, then you probably saw a collection of posts detailing the Twitter romance between Andre Drummond and actress Jennette McCurdy. Earlier today, Jennette penned an article for the Wall Street Journal Speakeasy about meeting Andre and act of creating a connection with something through social networking. Below is an excerpt of the lengthy...
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Chauncey Billups returns to his former championship city for the 2013-’14 season and will join some young players that have been proving themselves to be threats in the near future; maybe even this season.
Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, 20 and 23 respectively, are a pair of guys that are part next generation of great players in the...
The Detroit Pistons are one of the more interesting teams heading into the 2013 NBA season after an off-season that led to the acquisition of both Josh Smith and Brandon Jennings. Are they a playoff team? Should be. I have a few concerns about just how exactly the spacing will work, but we’ll see. Naturally […]
When Bill Laimbeer was a charter member of the Detroit Pistons’ Bad Boys era, he was one of the most hated players in the NBA. While he has found success as a coach in the WNBA, he has never been…Read more →
Detroit had a very busy off-season, acquiring the likes of Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith and former Piston Chauncey Billups. Many expect them to be a playoff team this upcoming season.
Jennings will have to switch up his game style a bit, but he seems very willing to do so in order to win. The 4-year pro is real high on the Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond duo inside.