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There have been a few promising changes to the Rockets lineup this offseason. Josh Smith took his “talents” elsewhere, Marcus Thornton was bought in to spark some second team offence, the Rockets secured the services of star point guard Ty Lawson, KJ McDaniels returned for another stint and the Rockets drafted rookies Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell. The good news from a Rockets...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Smith and Paul Pierce are the Most Important Additions for Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Clippers introduce their new players on Tuesday, July 21, 2015.(AP Photo/Nick Ut) With little cap space available, somehow the Los Angeles Clippers managed to improve. First, the Clippers traded for small forward, Lance Stephenson, who endured a troubling year with the Charlotte Hornets. The team’s biggest move was resigning DeAndre Jordan after he did a backtracked...
Via The Sports Journal
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Houston Rockets should be thankful for Josh Smith's tenure

The Houston Rockets would never have made the Western Conference finals if not for Josh Smith. Had he selected a different team after getting waived by the Detroit Pistons (potentially someone Houston would have to play in the postseason, like the Los Angeles Clippers), Houston's frontcourt would've further been decimated.Smith was a plus, and according to SB Nation's Rockets blog...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment in essay

Josh Smith created something of a controversy last week when he made comments related to how his new one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers was going to put a strain on him and his family, saying his contract is going to make it “harder on me this year.” The fact that Smith is slated...Read More The post Josh Smith addresses ‘harder on me’ comment, greed accusations...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Los Angeles Clippers the most interesting team in NBA?

With Deandre Jordan’s decision to remain a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, Lob City is in full effect for the 2015-2016 season. And with the new acquisitions of Lance Stephenson, Paul Pierce, and Josh Smith, the Clippers may have become one of the most interesting teams to watch for next season. The Clippers may have suffered an embarrassing collapse in the playoffs against...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers' Smith says it will be 'harder' on his family making $1.5M

Josh Smith took a substantial paycut to join the Los Angeles Clippers. And that fact did not escape the former All-Star forward. "At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family," Smith said at the team's introductory news conference for its free-agent signings. "So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I'm going to push through it, you know." Smith signed for...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Bloguin Best
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Should lack of offseason moves worry you?

Daryl Morey Daryl Morey is a beloved general manager for any Houston Rockets fan because ever since he became the general manager for the Rockets in 2007, the franchise recorded winning seasons every year. The Houston Rockets consistently improved their records each year and went all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season. While the expectation from the Rockets fans...
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July 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers sign free agent Josh Smith to 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers signed free-agent forward Josh Smith, who helped eliminate them in the playoffs when he was with the Houston Rockets. He averaged 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 blocks while playing 55 regular-season games with Houston, which picked him up when he was waived by Detroit after 28 games last season. Smith reportedly signed a one-year...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers sign free agent Josh Smith to 1-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Clippers signed free-agent forward Josh Smith, who helped eliminate them in the playoffs when he was with the Houston Rockets. He averaged 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 blocks while playing 55 regular-season games with Houston, which picked him up when he was waived by Detroit after 28 games last season. Smith reportedly signed a one-year...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers Sign Josh Smith To Reported One-Year Contract Worth $1.5M

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers signed free-agent forward Josh Smith, who helped eliminate them in the playoffs when he was with the Houston Rockets. It’s official, the Clippers have signed forward Josh Smith. Get all the details → on.nba.com/1GpeJG5 http://t.co/SGdcGD0h4A— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 17, 2015 He averaged 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 blocks...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers Add Josh Smith to Deep Rotation

The Los Angeles Clippers have added Josh Smith to their already-deep roster. Assuming Doc starts Paul Pierce and J.J. Redick, the Clippers will have a bench rotation of: Josh Smith, Lance Stephenson, Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers. Los Angeles also has Wesley Johnson, Jordan Hamilton, and C.J. Wilcox off the bench. The Clippers signed Smith to the vet minimum. He averaged 12...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Josh Smith Signing Grade

(May 24, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Los Angeles Clippers continued bolstering their supporting cast with the addition of talented forward Josh Smith, who turned down more money from the Houston Rockets to join the Clips in LA. While Smith hasn’t been the player many once thought he had the...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers sign free-agent forward Josh Smith

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Clippers signed free-agent forward Josh Smith, who helped eliminate them in the playoffs when he was with the Houston Rockets. He averaged 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 blocks while playing 55 regular-season games with Houston, which picked him up when he was waived by Detroit after 28 games last season. Smith reportedly signed a one-year deal...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers push themselves closer to top of the West with Josh Smith addition

The Clippers' biggest problem last year was their lack of depth. It doesn't seem that will be an issue come the start of 2015-16.From Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops:Doc Rivers, you owe Stan Van Gundy a dinner.The Pistons waived Smith using the stretch provision this past season before he eventually signed with the Rockets for the remainder of the year, meaning the team has to pay...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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