Detroit Pistons Rumors
The Detroit Pistons announced today that Detroit Collegiate Preparatory at Northwestern High School is the winner of a new library as a part of the “Reading Room Makeover” contest presented by Farm Bureau Insurance. The newly renovated library at Detroit Collegiate Preparatory, located at 2200 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48208, will be unveiled during a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 21 with Pistons personalities present. Pistons Legend Earl Cureton, along with Farm Bureau Insurance representatives and Palace Sports & Entertainment employees, will kick-off the six-week renovation in a day of service on August 6.
Smith played for the Atlanta Hawks the first nine seasons of his career, putting up All-Star-caliber numbers for the team even though he never received that honor. He signed a four-year, $54-million contract with the Pistons in 2013, but that didn’t work out. “What did I learn?” Smith asked of playing with the Pistons. “…I learned what ‘waived’ meant.”
Somewhat obscured by those splashy moves was the arrival of Josh Smith seven months after the Clippers first tried to land the mercurial forward. “It was an option,” Smith said when asked how close he was to signing with the Clippers after being waived by Detroit in December. “It was a definite thought process and conversation I had with my family.”