HoopsHype Josh Smith rumors
When news broke that Joe Dumars had finally inked the big-time free agent deal that Detroit had been clamoring for, many wondered whether it was a sign of more free agents to come. If forward Josh Smith - who agreed to a four-year deal worth $54 million - wants to be a Detroit Piston, maybe others do too. "We certainly hope so," Dumars said Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. "To go out and get a talent like this was really important for us for where we are right now. It was important for us to go out and to be in a position to attract a talent like Josh." Booth Newspapers
The market has begun to be set for Deng's contract in this summer's free agency, with free agents Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith setting the standard for All-Star-caliber small forwards. Iguodala signed a four-year, $48 million deal with Golden State, and Smith signed a four-year, $56 million agreement with Detroit. Yahoo! Sports
Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Josh Smith to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We’re pleased to welcome Josh Smith to the Pistons organization,” Dumars said. “Josh is a two-way player and we look forward to blending his talents with our young core.” NBA.com
Al Horford: Enjoyed playing with Josh, we really had some good years. Best of luck moving forward. #Teamate #Hawks Twitter @Al_Horford
The Detroit Pistons jumped into free-agency feet first after testing the waters, striking a deal with Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith to a four-year, $54 million deal, sources tell the Detroit News. The deal could rise to $56 million if Smith reaches performance incentives but for the moment, he’ll be making $13.5 million per season to play both forward spots for the Pistons, immediately turning them into a more athletic and dynamic team. Detroit News
Josh Smith has agreed to a four-year, $56 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Pistons pursued Smith the hardest, with agents Brian Dyke and Wallace Prather reaching an agreement with Detroit general manager Joe Dumars on Saturday morning, sources said. Yahoo! Sports
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