Pistons’ Josh Smith Waived. Any Takers?
Once — or if — recently waived NBA forward Josh Smith clears waivers, the Dallas Mavericks, Sacramento Kings, and Houston Rockets are assumed to be among the modest bunch of NBA teams keen on acquiring the former Hawk star, obviously they’d be taking the risk of getting the former Piston.
Josh Smith waived by the Pistons Monday morning after a short of what stellar couple of years in Detroit. Smith had $26 million left on his agreement with the Pistons. As per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pistons came to this decision because they can utilize their stretch provision on his remaining contract.
Detroit will pay $5.4 million every year that Smith is on the strech provision, however this will create $8.1m in cap space over the next two summers.
This Summer of season, it was reported that the Pistons had the chance to move Josh Smith to Sacramento for Carl Landry and Jason Thompson. Eventually, Detroit passed on the chance to dump Smith. They clearly felt as though they could get all the more now, which clearly isn’t the case.
I bet there wishing the can go back and jump on that deal.
Presently the Kings (or the Mavs or Rockets) can unreservedly sign Smith — on the off chance that he so picks one of them — without surrendering any additional resources.
As for the Mavericks surprising interest, it arose when last week they traded for long time friend Rajon Rondo. The idea of the two playing together has risen in media in recent past, Rondo and Smith have “imagined” about the likelihood of playing together. The old companions might at long last have that risk.
The Rockets, who passed up a great opportunity for an power forward amid the off-season when they neglected to sign Chris Bosh, would love to add a spurred Josh Smith to the mix. Which clarifies their enthusiasm toward the frequently misused Smith.
Obviously, the greater part of this is relies on whether Smith clears waivers. He’s required to do so Wednesday.
The Clippers have additionally expressed interest in signing Josh Smith.
Josh Smith arrived at the midpoint of the season with point averages of 13.1, and 7.2 rebounds per.
Josh Smith Waived