Josh Smith wants us to believe that he will be in the paint more

Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith hasn’t made the impact that Pistons fans thought he would have. Smith’s disappointing season led to him being in trade discussions. Smith is very good in the paint but for some reason, he loves take long two’s and threes. Well Smith says he has bulked up this season and plans to be down in the paint more. “I’m ready to play whatever position...
Via No Guts, No Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Josh Smith Vows to Play Inside More

The numbers don’t lie. Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith isn’t a very efficient perimeter scorer, and he’s an extremely efficient scorer around the paint. Take a loot for yourself. Common sense would say that Smith should stay around the rim, but common sense isn’t all that common. Smith insists on playing on the perimeter, and the 2013-2014 was much of the same. It’s...
Via Standing O Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Muscled-up Smith ready to help lead SVG’s Pistons

In their off-season communication, Stan Van Gundy and Josh Smith have focused more on big-picture stuff: team culture, leadership, chemistry. It was lighter on the specifics, but Smith heard enough to tailor his summer workout regimen. “I’m ready to play whatever position is asked of me,” said Smith, noticeably thicker in the chest and shoulders, in his first day back at the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The next step for Andre Drummond

You would be excused for djoing something of a double take. Stan Van Gundy happened to pick the one team that is most poised to remake the most successful team of his coaching career. Sure, there is still some cleaning up to do (thank you, job security of being president of basketball operations). Josh Smith, Brandon Jennings, Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond did not quite seem to...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: Trading Greg Monroe To Phoenix For Eric Bledsoe

Detroit Pistons: Trading Greg Monroe To Phoenix For Eric Bledsoe By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Detroit Gets: Eric Bledsoe (Sign And Trade) Phoenix Gets: Greg Monroe (Sign And Trade) The Detroit Pistons still haven’t re-signed their excellent starting power forward Greg Monroe. He is a restricted free agent almost each team has spent their cap space this offseason...
Via HoopStuff
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Problem with Brandon Jennings

There’s one thing that has really crossed my mind over these past couple of weeks. While Pistons fans have argued over Josh Smith and Greg Monroe, why hasn’t the main concern been with Brandon Jennings? Jennings is the point guard of the team, he’s supposed to be the leader. It seems to me that he spends more time on social media than in the gym working on his game and letting...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons in a place no team wants to be in

In the NBA, there are two categories you want to fall in: either you’re incredibly bad, like the Philadelphia 76ers, or you’re a perennial title contender, like the San Antonio Spurs. The Detroit Pistons fall in neither category and are stuck right in the middle. They aren’t nearly bad enough to land a top 3 pick and they don’t have nearly the talent to contend for a title...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 17, 2014  |  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...
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Monroe wants out in Detroit?

There is a report out that Detroit Pistons F Greg Monroe wants out of Detroit. A statement from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski on a recent podcast caused a bit of a stir when he indicated that Monroe doesn’t have any interest in playing for the Pistons next season.   Original story from Now I am going to go out on a limb and say this is all about the signing...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A Fan’s Expectation for the Detroit Pistons in 2014

Getty Last year at this time, I must admit, I was very optimistic for the Detroit Pistons. We were making moves and acquiring Josh Smith with Brandon Jennings made me feel like we had names to once again attach our team to.People would have to take the Pistons seriously for the first time since the mid 2000s. I at least felt like we had compiled a roster worthy of a playoff spot...
Via TopSportsReport
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons: What Should Be Their Starting Five?

Detroit Pistons: What Should Be Their Starting Five? By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… Yes, the Pistons still haven’t resigned Greg Monroe, but they are likely too and I will be assuming that he is a Piston next season. You will also see that Josh Smith isn’t a starter, because even if they cannot trade him, Monroe is the better player at power forward and they...
Via HoopStuff
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pros and cons of Greg Monroe and Josh Smith

Detroit Pistons head coach and President of Basketball Operations Stan Van Gundy and GM Jeff Bower have a tough decision to make. They have to decide whether to keep young and improving forward Greg Monroe or to keep talented, but troublesome, Josh Smith. Monroe is a restricted free agent and Smith has 3 years and $40 million left on his deal. Oh and they both play the same position...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
July 27, 2014  |  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
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Knicks and Pistons discussing trade that would send Greg Monroe to New York

Greg Monroe could bolster the front line of the Knicks The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons are reportedly working on a sign and trade deal that would send Greg Monroe to the Big Apple. The Pistons are looking for J.R. Smith and a first round pick, while the Knicks are offering Smith and a second round pick. The Knicks couldn’t give up a first round pick until 2018. The NBA...
Via Pass The Pill
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Smith Likely Staying With Pistons

  When you have a roster with names like Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, missing the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference is a colossal disappointment. Naturally, such a failure is usually followed by overhaul to a team’s roster and front office, and that is exactly what has been going on with the Detroit Pistons this off-season. After bringing in...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 21, 2014  |  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

Stan Van Gundy Reportedly Tells Josh Smith Trade Rumors ‘Have Been Inaccurate’

Whether or not Stan Van Gundy actually wants to trade Josh Smith this offseason, the Detroit Pistons’ new coach recently told Smith that all rumors surrounding a Smith-to-Sacramento deal “have been inaccurate”, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday. According to Wojnarowski, Smith will be with the Pistons for training camp “barring an unexpected turn of events”,...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rondo to Sacramento is Real?

KHTK in Sacramento, apparently a CBS affiliate, is tweeting that Sacramento is deep in talks with the Celtics and Detroit, and that offers are on the table, and that the two deals are dependent on each other.Was told by a lower management Kings official, talks regarding Pistons F Josh Smith are on hold as of now, due to SAC/BOS Rondo negotiationsWas told reasoning behind slow process...
Via Celtics Today
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Rumors: Sacramento 'rebuffed' in Josh Smith talks

The Sacramento Kings have had a rather curious offseason thus far. They showed no significant interest in bringing back young guard Isaiah Thomas as a restricted free agent, even after the Phoenix Suns signed Thomas to a highly affordable offer sheet.Instead, the Kings signed former L.A. Clippers backup Darren Collison to a three-year deal worth $16 million, which was deemed by many...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 19, 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

Kings still want Pistons' Josh Smith, but trade not imminent

The Sacramento Kings made another run at Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith during this week’s league meetings in Las Vegas, but they were rebuffed again. A person with firsthand knowledge of the situation confirmed ESPN’s Marc Stein’s report that the Kings were interested in Smith. Another source said Thursday morning that there are “no legs” to the report — suggesting...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Pistons discussing Josh Smith trade

ESPN’s Marc Stein reported on Thursday morning that the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings are revisiting a trade scenario that would send Josh Smith to the Kings. Stein also reported that the two teams are looking for a third team to facilitate the deal. Stein also said: “Skeptics will inevitably question whether the Kings should indeed take the gamble of trying to fit Smith...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pistons, Kings Resume Trade Talks For Josh Smith, Could Impact Celtics

The Sacramento Kings were engaged in talks with the Detroit Pistons in late June about acquiring forward Josh Smith, and it appears as though those conversations have resumed. The Pistons and Kings are talking again about a deal that would send Smith, a 28-year-old forward, to Sacramento, according to ESPN sources with knowledge of the talks. Initial talks from last month called...
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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