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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 lets take a look at some of the latest rumblings surrounding the Pistons and Free Agency.
Josh Smith may become a very rich man with the Pistons
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported early Monday morning that the Pistons were hot after Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith and that the team was prepared to offer the free agent a very substantial contract offer.
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.
Along with re-signing point guard J...
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Mr. Smith has some soul searching to do; fresh off another disappointing playoff run with the NY Knicks, J.R. must decide where he wants to continue his career. With teams like Detroit, Milwaukee and countless others, the self proclaimed “JR Swish” has some “thinkin” to do.
Unless someone blows him out of the water with a 4-year – 32 million dollar deal, I see...
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...
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The Milwaukee Bucks are once again in re-building mode. Letting go of Monta Ellis, trading J.J. Redick and only getting back 2nd round picks, and drafting Giannis Antetokounmpo are all obvious signs that the Bucks are trying to get better by actually getting worse. However, the Bucks may also be making these moves to clear up cap space in hopes of landing a good...
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...
Michigan State defensive tackle commit Enoch Smith Jr. (Chicago Mount Carmel, Ill.) talks about who he's recruiting in Oregon at The Opening and back at home in Chicago. He also lets us know what his pitch is to these players.
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...
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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...
Today was the first day of NBA free agency. Here are the latest rumors
- Chris Paul agrees to 5 year deal worth $107 to stay with the Clippers.
-Bucks, Suns, and Pistons are going after J.R. Smith.
-The New York Knicks have interest in Monta Ellis.
- Greg Oden is receiving interest from multiple teams.
-The Warriors are putting David Lee on the trade block.
- The Mavs allow Darren...
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)