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
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
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.
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
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 […]
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Years from now, NBA historians will tell a fascinating tale, of the Wild, Winding Odyssey of Josh Smith — of the lives he touched, the fates he altered and the brows he furrowed—if only the historians can explain what happened, how it...Show More Summary
Subscribe to Good Morning It's Basketball and receive it in your inbox each weekday morning. Good morning. Let's basketball. WAIVE THE JOSH SMITH IN YOUR LIFE: Heavens bless Zito Madu, who boiled the Pistons' legend down to this consumable lesson. Show More Summary
The Pistons waiving Josh Smith is a life lesson, one that I immediately heeded. When I found out that the Pistons waived Josh Smith a year after signing him to a mammoth four-year $54 million deal, I was stunned. Stunned because they were choosing to pay the rest of his contract without actually having him on the team. Show More Summary
The Rockets took care of the Jazz last night at home, 97-82. And new acquisition Josh Smith added the exclamation point. The post Josh Smith Smashes Dunk on Rudy Gobert (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.
The Dallas Mavericks already were a contender this season without Rajon Rondo. With his addition, Rondo has turned it on for the Mavericks and helped them greatly improve on the defensive side of the ball. Can Rondo help the Mavericks...Show More Summary