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'Headband Brothers' Josh Smith and Corey Brewer Are Coming Up Big for Rockets

When the Houston Rockets acquired Corey Brewer and Josh Smith in December, it wasn ’t immediately obvious how well they would mesh together. However, the pairing — along with fellow “Headband Brother” Jason Terry — is turning the Rockets' bench into one of the best in the league. For the first month of the season, the Rockets’ bench was awful. Show More Summary

The player the Detroit Pistons paid $26 million to go away has been on fire for the Houston Rockets

The Detroit Pistons shocked the NBA world in December when they unexpectedly cut Josh Smith and gave him remainder of his $26 million salary to go away. The Pistons used a special rule called the "stretch provision" to extend Smith's...Show More Summary

Markieff Morris Posterizes Josh Smith (VIDEO)

Off a nifty dish from Eric Bledsoe, Markieff Morris elevated for a nasty jam in Josh Smith’s grill Tuesday night. It wasn’t enough, though, as the visiting Houston Rockets (led The post Markieff Morris Posterizes Josh Smith (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Video: Markieff Morris Smashes Hammer Dunk On Josh Smith

2 weeks agoSports : With Leather

TheHoustonRockets’JoshSmith isn’ttheall-aroundathleteheusedtobe.Even attheheightofhisultra-versatiledefensivepowers,though,wedoubtJ-SmoovecouldstopMarkieffMorris whenthePhoenixSunsforwardchallengeshimwithintentionslikethis.That’sabad,badman.Notthatweshouldbesurprised–Morrisistiedfortheleaguelead intechnicalfoulswith13.

Suns' Markieff Morris Shows No Mercy on Dunk over Rockets' Josh Smith

Houston Rockets veteran Josh Smith has dealt with plenty this season after being waived by the Detroit Pistons back in late December. Phoenix Suns power forward Markieff Morris gave Smith something else to try to forget about. In the...Show More Summary

Kevin Love Greeted with Mix of Boos and Cheers in Return to Minnesota

We saw Houston Rockets forward Josh Smith get showered with boos in his return to face his former team, the Detroit Pistons, but apparently the Minnesota Timberwolves don't have as bad of a taste in their mouths about Kevin Love's departure. While...Show More Summary

Rockets' Josh Smith Gets Booed in Return to Detroit

Houston Rockets veteran Josh Smith returned to Detroit for the first time since getting cut by the Pistons earlier this season, but it wasn't the warmest of welcomes. As he ran onto the court for the first time Saturday, Smith was greeted by a vast majority of boos at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Show More Summary

Josh Smith booed by Detroit fans in Palace return

Houston's Josh Smith, waived earlier in the season by the Pistons, was booed by Detroit fans in his return to the Palace Saturday night to face his former team.

Good morning. Klay Thompson was only the tip of the iceberg.

Subscribe to Good Morning It's Basketball and receive it in your inbox every weekday. Good morning. That was quite a weekend of NBA basketball. Here's what you may or may not have missed. First, the bad: CURSE OF JOSH SMITH: BrandonShow More Summary

Pistons’ Brandon Jennings out for 6-9 months after Achilles tear

The Pistons have famously thrived since getting rid of Josh Smith, and no one embodied the team’s unlikely resurgence more than Brandon Jennings. Unfortunately, Detroit is going to have to spend the rest of the season without its point guard, as Jennings will be out for at least six months following a ruptured left Achilles […]

Early Reviews of Houston Rockets' Josh Smith Experiment Are Lukewarm

The Houston Rockets had a unique opportunity around Christmas time this season. The team acquired Josh Smith from free agency, for a relatively cheap price, to add to their shaky depth midseason. Smith was released by the Detroit Pistons after a 5-23 start in Motor City. Show More Summary

3 Reasons the Detroit Pistons Are on Fire in the Post-Josh Smith Era

In what appears to be the ultimate example of “addition by subtraction,” the Detroit Pistons have been one of the NBA’s best teams since waiving Josh Smith. They parted ways with the mercurial forward on December 22, then promptly won seven straight games and 11 of 14 overall. Show More Summary

8 Under-the-Radar Potential NBA Trade Targets Who Demand More Attention

It's easy to get caught up in trade rumors concerning some of the NBA's more recognizable names. That's certainly been the case through the first half of the 2014-15 season. Rajon Rondo, Josh Smith, J.R. Smith, Dion Waiters and Jeff Green have already changed teams. Show More Summary

Brandon Jennings Is a Changed Man in the Detroit Pistons' Post-Josh Smith Era

Whether they thought it would have an effect this profound or not, the Detroit Pistons' decision to waive Josh Smith has produced an endless list of beneficiaries. Atop that rolling index, though, sits Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings. Following...Show More Summary

Smith embracing 'new beginning' in Houston

Josh Smith has been a nice addition to the contending Houston Rockets and simply ignores those who credit Detroit's recent success to his release.

Greg Monroe Goes Silent Rather Than Throw Josh Smith Under The Bus

last monthSports : Deadspin

The Pistons have gone 10-2 since cutting Josh Smith, including last night's win over the Indiana Pacers that featured a last second tip-in by Andre Drummond. One of the players to benefit most from Smith's absence is Greg Monroe, who...Show More Summary

Brandon Jennings has been on fire for the Pistons since the Josh Smith trade

Jennings looks like a different player since Josh Smith was traded and could get his career back on track after some bumpy years. The Detroit Pistons have won 10 of their last 12 games and are now only two games back from the Brooklyn Nets for the final playoff spot in the East. Show More Summary

Beck/Bucher: NBA Fact or Fiction

The 2014-15 NBA season is approaching the halfway point, and the Celtics have been one of the most active teams on the trading front. The Detroit Pistons have transformed into a different team sans Josh Smith, and the Atlanta Hawks have held a strong grasp on first place in the Eastern Conference. Show More Summary

Detroit Pistons' 2015 Trade-Deadline Shopping List

After winning nine of 10 games upon releasing forward Josh Smith, the Detroit Pistons can be buyers instead of sellers before the trade deadline. By removing Smith from the frontcourt rotation and getting Jodie Meeks back on the perimeter, they have found some roster balance for the first time since the 2013 offseason. Show More Summary

Josh Smith on the New-Look Pistons: ‘I’m Excited for Them’

The Detroit Pistons shockingly told Josh Smith (and the more than $30 million remaining on his deal) to go away in late December, and suddenly turned into world-beaters. The Pistons […] The post Josh Smith on the New-Look Pistons: ‘I’m Excited for Them’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

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