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JOSH SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Pistons Injury Update: Josh Smith tweaks ankle during game against Atlanta, but says he's fine

The Detroit Pistons defeated the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday by the score of 104-100. The win improved the Pistons to 4-2 on the preseason. Six Pistons scored in double figures, lead by Andre Drummond, who has 19 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Starting small forward Josh Smith injured his ankle in the third quarter and did not return. He finished the game with 14 points, five rebounds...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Josh Smith 'understands' to shoot fewer threes

Josh Smith and Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy had a good talk during the weekend. The discussion was about what the forward does well, and both came up with the same general answers. One thing not on the list is three-pointers. He doesn't need to shoot many this season. "I think Josh has a very good understanding of the shots he needs to shoot that are not only...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pistons' Josh Smith vows to work, ignore Monroe rumor

Recognition and rumors certainly carry a lot of weight in professional sports, and Pistons forward Josh Smith is no stranger to either, especially since his arrival last summer. One could essentially drive him, while Smith would have to ignore the latter if he will indeed take on a positive leadership role this season. Smith doesn't know if the rumors were true that teammate...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Praised For Efforts In Practice, Exclusively Playing Power Forward

Josh Smith has been praised for his efforts during training camp for the Detroit Pistons. Smith has been playing exclusively at power forward early in camp. "He's getting back down the floor defensively," Stan Van Gundy said. "I think he's trying to do the things that we want done and I think people notice those things." Van Gundy said he believes Smith...
Via RealGM
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Josh Smith will be X-factor next season

With the NBA schedule coming out today, it’s never too early to start breaking down your favorite team’s outlook for the coming season. The Detroit Pistons need to establish an identity thanks to a variety of changes this offseason. The Pistons hired Stan Van Gundy as head coach and president in May, and he promptly took on the offseason by signing five free agents as well as...
Via isportsweb.com
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Smith trade to Kings not imminent

Over the past month and a half the Pistons have seemed pretty adamant about moving forward Josh Smith this offseason and for the most part it looks like the Sacramento Kings are interested. However, the Pistons aren’t looking to get rid of Smith and the $40.5M left on his contract for nothing according to the Detroit Free Press‘ Vince Ellis who says the team is seeking a valuable...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons and Kings once again talking Josh Smith trade

In the early morning hours Thursday news broke that the Pistons and Kings were once again discussing a trade involving forward Josh Smith. ESPN’s Marc Stein was the first to report the news while also mentioning that the two sides were looking for a third team to help facilitate the deal. ESPN sources say Pistons and Kings have resumed Josh Smith trade talks. Link – http:/...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pistons teammate reportedly wants Josh Smith out of Detroit

credit: AP Before last season, the Detroit Pistons signed Josh Smith to a big deal. With Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond already on the roster, the Pistons failed to make a three big lineup work. Just a year into his contract, there have already been talks regarding whether or not Smith will be traded. He doesn’t seem to be much of a fit, and new head coach Stan Van Gundy likely...
Via Pass The Pill
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons would trade Josh Smith if they could

I didn’t think the Pistons would fall out of love with Josh Smith this fast. Smith has struggled to adjust his game around the Pistons other bigs, and sometimes just looks like a fish out of water trying to be a productive small forward. The Pistons signed Smith to a four-year, $54 million contract last summer, but Chris Broussard of ESPN is reporting that Detroit would trade...
Via Thacover2
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Smith's game-winning three-pointer bounces high off rim first

Tweet The Detroit Pistons got something in their final game of the preseason that we haven’t seen much of over the years; Josh Smith nailing a long jump shot. Not only did he nail a jumper, Smith sank a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the Pistons a 99-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves: In fitting style, Smith needed a little...
Via Los That Sports Blog
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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