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NBA / Jan 31, 2015 / 8:00 pm

Video: Josh Smith Enters To Boos In First Game Played At Detroit Since Release

Josh Smith

We always assumed that Detroit Pistons fans hated Josh Smith. And while the Houston Rockets forward was indeed met with boos upon checking into the game against his former at The Palace Of Auburn Hills tonight, his reception still seemed relatively warm considering the cloud he placed over the organization during his time there. Read More »

NBA / Jan 19, 2015 / 1:30 pm

Dime Q&A: Andre Drummond On Fan Interaction, Josh Smith & Detroit’s Chances

Andre Drummond

What a difference three weeks makes.

The Detroit Pistons have won 10 of their last 13 games, emerging as one of the league’s brightest stories after beginning the season as its biggest disappointment. Key to the team’s rise has been the play of third-year big man Andre Drummond, who’s steadily emerging as a devastating interior presence on both ends of the floor.

The 21 year-old star recently took some time from spurring the Pistons’ midseason turnaround to talk with Dime about interacting with fans, the ballyhooed release of Josh Smith, his team’s chances for 2014-2015 and more. Read More »

Smack / Jan 14, 2015 / 6:15 pm

Rockets’ Josh Smith Says He’s Excited For Pistons, Tunes Out Criticism

J.R. Smith, Josh Smith

The streak is over, but the story isn’t. The Detroit Pistons have won nine of the 10 games they’ve played since Stan Van Gundy made the shocking decision to waive Josh Smith just before Christmas. And though you might think an upstanding player dismissed from a team mid-season would harbor ill-will against his former club, the Houston Rockets forward insists he’s happy for Detroit’s run of success since releasing him. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 13, 2015 / 9:30 am

GIF: Brandon Jennings Clinches Win Over Raptors With Last Second Steal

Amir Johnson, Brandon Jennings, Kyle Lowry

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the NBA over the last few weeks has been the dramatic turnaround of the Detroit Pistons. After waiving Josh Smith, the Motown crew went on to win their next seven games in a row. Brandon Jennings, especially, has seen his play ascend to previously unseen heights as last night’s win over the Raptors shows. Read More »

NBA / Jan 11, 2015 / 3:30 pm

Videos: Josh Smith Dazzles With No-Look Dime, Chase-Down Block, Poster Dunk

Josh Smith

This is the Josh Smith the Houston Rockets envisioned when signing the talented but beleaguered lefty last month. Watch J-Smoove show-off his awesome natural gifts with a sick no-look dime, big chase-down block, and poster dunk in his team’s 97-82 win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday. Read More »

NBA / Jan 3, 2015 / 8:45 pm

Video: This Josh Smith Pass Is His Brief Rockets Career In A Nutshell

Josh Smith

What have the Houston Rockets received from Josh Smith since “winning” his mid-season free agency? 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds per game on 34.6 percent shooting. Even worse is that the Western Conference power has dropped three of its five games since acquiring Smith, including a 111-83 laugher at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans last night. But might Saturday be when Smoove finds his groove in Houston? The early returns aren’t encouraging. In a play encapsulating his performance for the Rockets, watch Smith get caught in the air – again – and throw a pass straight to his team’s bench. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 24, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Report: Josh Smith Commits To Houston Rockets (UPDATE)

Josh Smith

So much for in-season free agency drama. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, Josh Smith will sign with the Houston Rockets once he clears waivers later today. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 24, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Report: Lakers, Mavericks Among Teams Interested In Josh Smith

Wesley Johnson, Josh Smith

The Los Angeles Lakers already have one fledgling former star power forward. Why not add another? After winning the amnesty bidding for Carlos Boozer this summer, the purple-and-gold are reportedly in the running to sign the recently waived Josh Smith. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 23, 2014 / 4:00 am

Report: Rockets Are Favorites To Sign Josh Smith

Josh Smith

Josh Smith could go from getting released by a cellar-dwelling team to being a cog for a championship-contending one. Such is the strange business of team sports. According to a report, the Houston Rockets are favorites to land the talented but ineffective lefty in wake of his abrupt dismissal by the Detroit Pistons. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 22, 2014 / 1:00 pm

The Pistons Have Waived Josh Smith, So What Now?

Josh Smith

Today the Detroit Pistons announced they’re waiving forward Josh Smith. Smith is owed $13.5 million this year, plus an additional $27 million through the 2016-17 season. The team with the highest bid can pick him up off of waivers in the next 48 hours, but some have joked (or not), he won’t get picked up because of his onerous deal. While that’s not as ridiculous as it might first sound, there are some likely culprits for his services. Read More »