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JOSH SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Levelheaded Approach to the Josh Smith Situation

On Monday, a story broke that Detroit Pistons team president Stan Van Gundy reportedly told forward Josh Smith that he is unlikely to be traded “barring an unexpected turn of events.” Despite this news not really meaning anything (does any decent trade offer constitute an “unexpected turn of events”?), it seemed to generate more of a reaction from the Pistons’ fan base...
Via TopSportsReport
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: SVG assures Josh Smith he's likely to remain with Pistons

Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reached out to forward Josh Smith to tell him that reports of the franchise engaging in substantive trade talks with Sacramento centered on Smith have been inaccurate and – barring an unexpected turn of events – Smith will be in training camp with the Pistons this fall, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Sacramento had made calls...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 21, 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

Top Packages the Kings Could Send to Detroit for Josh Smith

Number OnePistons Send: Josh SmithKings Send: Derrick Williams, Jason TerryWhy the Kings Would do it: The Kings basically give up a prospect and a bench veteran for the star power type player they have craved for years now.  While Smith may not fit that well next to Rudy Gay, the Kings have been rumored in talks for multiple top tier names recently, and Smith would just be the...
Via TopSportsReport
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons ‘Prepared to Bring Josh Smith Back’ if Kings Don’t Up Trade Offer, Per Report

The Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons may indeed be discussing a possible Josh Smith trade, as was reported Thursday, but any deal appears very far from the finish line. The Detroit Free Press’ Vince Ellis reported Friday that a source informed him there were “no legs” to the rumor, mainly because the Pistons are not trying to dump Smith. The Kings believed that the Pistons...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 18, 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

Detroit Pistons: Josh Smith Trade Can Rescue the Franchise

Detroit Pistons: Josh Smith Trade Can Rescue the Franchise By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Last offseason the Pistons were in a position to make some major moves. They had the cap space to sign a maximum contract player and even add some quality pieces after that. However the moves they wound up making did not end up working out like they planned. They pulled...
Via HoopStuff
June 25, 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
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