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Are the Houston Rockets a legitimate contender?

The Houston Rockets finished last season with the second-best record in the loaded Western Conference. They made it all the way to the conference finals with a banged up roster then essentially swapped Josh Smith for Ty Lawson this summer. But are they legitimate championship contenders? Here's CBS Sports with a closer look at the other teams Houston will compete against next season...
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How the Los Angeles Clippers dominated the offseason

The Los Angeles Clippers continue to build their bench with their most recent signing of Josh Smith, who decided to leave the Houston Rockets. Josh Smith joins a bench that has gone under construction during the offseason. As I indicated in a previous article, the Los Angeles Clippers needed to tweak a couple things on their roster. The bench needed the most work and the Clippers...
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Josh Smith, Doc Rivers, And The Art Of Basketball-Cycle Maintenance

At first glance, Josh Smith — the new bargain-basement addition to the Los Angeles Clippers’ roster — won’t be able to shoot down his team’s chances in Game 6 of a conference semifinal series. Then again, what’s true at first glance with Josh Smith — and other players like him — is that while he might not be able to make a bunch of threes for a Clipper opponent anymore...
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Ty Lawson in, Josh Smith out: The Rockets' mysterious ways

After two DUI arrests in six months, Ty Lawson watched his level of value plummet. So, the Houston Rockets decided to get him for a relatively cheap price… at least in terms of raw numbers. A common refrain from many analysts and pundits on Sunday night after news of the Lawson deal broke was this: “It’s cheap and therefore low-risk, so why not?” This is a line of argumentation...
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Josh Smith's minimum contract is hardly a gamble

Josh Smith is now a Clipper, and man, is the Clippers bench deep compared to where it was at last year?L.A. brought in Smith on a minimum deal, and as one of the world's best basketball writers Fred Katz explains at Bleacher Report, even with all the criticism he gets, that makes the move a non-gamble:Smith averaged 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds splitting time with the Pistons and...
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Josh Smith signing solidifies the Los Angeles Clippers as contenders

You didn’t think the DeAndre Jordan signing would be the last big signing for the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason did you? No, they also managed to assemble a formidable bench that can compete with any starting five in the league. They did so by signing Josh Smith to a one-year deal according to ESPN and multiple sources. This signing may have caught all of Clipper nation off...
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Clippers sign veteran forward Josh Smith

The Los Angeles Clippers have added 11-year NBA veteran forward Josh Smith to its roster, the team announced Thursday. Smith spent last season with the Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets, averaging 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 blocks per game. The Clippers have made bench depth a priority this offseason, with the acquisitions of Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce,...
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How Josh Smith fits in with the Los Angeles Clippers

The Midrange Shawty is officially headed to Lob City. Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops broke the news Thursday that Josh Smith had reached a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers: BREAKING: Josh Smith has decided to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, a league source tells Sheridan Hoops. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 16, 2015...Read More
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Sacramento Kings Would ‘Love’ to Sign Josh Smith This Offseason

The Sacramento Kings have been fairly unsuccessful this offseason compared to what they were hoping to do, but there is still some talent available in free agency. According to a report from Jason Jones, the Kings “would love” to sign Josh Smith. That from league sources familiar with the Kings’ plans. No deal imminent but Kings would love to add Josh Smith — Jason Jones...
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Report: Dallas Mavericks are in play for Josh Smith

After a dramatic ending to DeAndre Jordan’s signing, the Dallas Mavericks are in play for signing Josh Smith, reports Michael Scotto. Dallas Mavericks are in play for Josh Smith with DeAndre Jordan signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, a league source tells Sheridan Hoops. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 9, 2015 Smith has bounced around during his NBA career, but most...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

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