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 to bring "J-Smoove" to Detroit, but that no official offer was made. The first day of free agency is like that -- the truth changes on an hourly basis, depending on which side is trying to get their version out at anyone time.
That said, it is pretty clear that the Pistons are focusing their early efforts on a pair of big names -- Smith and Denver's Andre Iguodala. They wouldn't be trying to sign both, but since they have competition in both cases, including Smith and Iguodala's current teams, they need to give themselves as many options as possible.
Detroit also reportedly met with ...