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Just landed at O'Hare. Anything going on around the NBA?
JSmith connections -- CLE: Larry Drew is asst coach; LAC: Mike Woodson is asst coach; HOU: Buddies w/Dwight; DAL: Buddies w/Rondo; SAC: ???
*quickly makes sure he has no outstanding trade offers for Smith in fantasy
I'm assuming those married to traditional 1-5 positions at all times on the court haven't watched the NBA in awhile.
So Josh Smith was waived - I did not expect that one
But, Atlanta Josh Smith and Detroit Josh Smith are a little different players now.
Smith could provided needed depth in frontcourt. Also would add to the Rockets lefty collection (Harden, KPap, Jones, D-Mo, sort of Dwight.)
... unless Lazor surprisingly takes job elsewhere. Coyle? Philbin passed on a chance to remove doubt.
George Karl yes, George Karl is at Bucks practice.
Philbin declines to say whether he will retain his coordinators. Though Lazor seems certain to be back.
The masses are speaking.
Told that yes, the Rockets would be interested in Josh Smith after he clears waivers. Were interested in '13.
Smoove gonna end signing with San Antonio and winning Finals MVP.
Kings original offers to Detroit in June featured Jason Thompson/Derrick Williams. Subsequent pitches involved Landry subbed in for Williams
I give SVG credit for one thing: knowing there was no market for Smith, he didn't let it linger. And he got his owner to eat a lot of cash.
What I’m most interested in is how savvy Smith is in parlaying rest of season into new long term deal.
Houston has an interest in signing Josh Smith, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
A shout-out to Messrs. Brees, Lynch, Bell, Witten, Watkins, Cobb and Crosby for sealing the deal!
Informal poll Kings fans. Yes to Josh Smith or No to Josh Smith. That is the question.
Any team chasing Josh Smith has to think of him as a power forward. The Smith-as-a-small-forward experiment has failed miserably.
Also hearing that the Los Angeles Clippers will make a run at Josh Smith, but Clips -- like Mavs -- have only minimum dollars to offer
Troy Williams of Indiana & Jake Layman of Maryland named the Co-Big Ten Players of the Week.
Sources: Players Tribune interested in just-waived Pistons F Josh Smith. Have an open Contributing Editor position.
At min, no problem to cut Smith if bad fit. However, what if that pissed off Rondo, and they decide to play together elsewhere this summer?
Devon Van Oostrum and Finnish team Kouvot part ways
The Pistons and Josh Smith will be better for this in 2014-15. But that's a nasty salary pill to swallow for Detroit.
Kobe has missed at least 20 FG attempts in a game 45 times in his career. Per Elias, he is now tied w/ Iverson for 3rd highest such total.
The Clippers could only offer Josh Smith a minimum contract but they could also offer him an immediate starting position on a contender.
Would Josh Smith accept being a bench player for Dallas? Hmmmm
I am now mixing up Twitter responses about Josh Smith and Jim Harbaugh's departures. I think Harbaugh is a better mid-range shooter.
Does Greg Monroe appreciate the bold hubris to make room for him, or smell dysfunction and poor management?
The amount Smith is owed THIS season will be offset by his next team's salary. The "stretching" begins next season. So 5 year cap hit, not 7
Josh Smith is for the taking now, after release from Detroit. Should Kings go get him?
I'd be torn on Smith. Lot of talent, but has been bad enough that a team is literally paying him to go away. Would he be happy as a backup?
Josh Smith was a big part of the Hawks' revival. It's not like the guy is a bum you can't win with, even though he's being portrayed as such
I'm not sure exactly how it affects Greg Monroe, but you're 5-23, I'm not sure how that shows you're trending in the right direction
The funny thing about the Josh Smith era in Detroit is that everyone but the Pistons knew it would be a disaster.
Sacramento interesting in Josh Smith? But, of course they are. The Kings are the NBA's Frankenstein monster. Should end similarly.
ESPN sources say both Kings and Mavericks have interest in signing Josh Smith as a free agent if (when) he clears waivers Wednesday
Hawks fans might be enjoying this bit of news from DET, but likely means if you wanted Greg Monroe, he won't be available.
Incredible precedent set by Detroit's new regime w/ Josh Smith. Not sure it's a good one as far as players (free agents) are concerned.
Starting 5 for Kings w/ Smith: Collison, McLemore, Gay, Smith, Boogie. W/ Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Smith, Dwight
If I'm Pistons' ownership, I'm concerned about this becoming a trend. Even Mo Cheeks was able to make it work better.
I believe the only team that can claim Josh Smith is Philly. And they aren't claiming him. So he's going to be a free agent.
For Smith, it would look like he'd easily have a starting PF job in either Sacto or Houston. In Dallas, he'd have to come off the bench.
What SVG is saying between sips of his Diet Pepsi: "I'm serious Greg Monroe, I want to keep you here and get you better touches."
Hopefully Georgetown fans don't think the Pistons just waived the Hoyas starting center. Maybe that's why he goes by Joshua now.
Stan Van Gundy, in his first major move Pistons chief, paid Smith $26 million to walk away. This is his first time coaching a -.500 team.
SVG: What if I just went ahead and waived you right now so you could sign with the contender of your choice? Smith: http://t.co/ibjhIDhM5I
My top-5 predictions for a Josh Smith destination: (1) Kings, (2) Kings, (3) Kings, (4) Rockets, (5) Kings. ("Josh Smith? Josh Smith?")
Let me stop you right there: No, the Thunder should not sign Josh Smith.
Clipper Coach Doc Rivers on being interested in just released Josh Smith, "I don't know. It just happened."
I'm all in on the Kings signing Smoove. Third option on offense and SAC would have the best passing frontcourt outside of Cleveland.
The thought of Lin, Kobe, Swaggy, Josh and Hill closing games warms my heart.
NBA has fined Knicks center Samuel Dalembert $15,000 for elbowing Jonas Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors. No suspension.
The gametime app misspelling "versatile" in headline on Smith's departure is pretty fitting. http://t.co/3C9SB33ij6
Detroit is seven games back in the Eastern Conference playoff race. How damaging would it be for Smoove if they sneak into picture?
Love to see Josh Smith on the Spurs if only to see Gregg Popovich go all sideline reporter.
The No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks are in town at 7 p.m. tonight to play Temple at the Wells Fargo Center.
The next Pistons practice will be the most focused practice in team history
Josh Smith seems to be a fit for every other team in the league judging by my timeline.
With the new television money expanding the cap, this isn't a bad hit for the Pistons.
The first reply, LOL: http://t.co/PV6Dnvjjbm
Kentucky is still No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. Villanova is 7th.
Let it never be said that Stan Van Gundy doesn't have guts.
The Mavs have shown zero interest in Josh Smith in the past. I don't know if they would now. He is tight with Rajon Rondo.
The Pistons will pay $5.4M a year on stretch provision for Smith, creating added $8.1M in cap space next two summers.
I for one would love to see Rudy Gay and Josh Smith trying to co-exist. Kings fans better pray it never happens.
The closest I came to doing what the Pistons just did is when I tossed out that third Taco Bell taco I'd left in the car overnight.
Carlisle on ATL: "I think they're the most underrated team in basketball. I think Budenholzer is the most underrated coach in the league."
Somewhere a Kings fan is photoshopping Josh Smith, Deron Williams and George Karl in a jeep with orange mocha frappucchinos.
RE: Josh Smith/Mavs speculation -- All they have to offer is the minimum. Would he accept that and a backup role?
Houston makes sense, with Dwight Howard/Josh Smith relationship, Terrence Jones injury, cheap price for a guy they talked to in free agency.
Anadolu Efes inform Donnie McGrath his window deal has expired, according to source.
Considering their big man injuries, the Warriors should take a look at it. Imagine Josh Smith running the floor with Golden State.
NBA fined Dalembert $15,000 for throwing elbow at valanciunas yesterday. No suspension.
I see people suggesting Blazers. I'd doubt it. Very protective of their chemistry.
Knicks Dalembert fined $15,000 elbowing TOR's Valanciunas in the face during the Raptors’ 118-108 victory over the Knicks
NBA fined Dalembert $15,000 for his elbow on Valanciunas in yesterday's game
Also - Spencer Hawes was on the court today - could return as soon as Saturday against Toronto.
I mean, the idea of a Big 3 of Kobe/Josh Smith/Nick Young would be entertaining....
Take that, Joe Dumars.
NBA fines Knicks center Samuel Dalembert $15,000 for elbowing Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas during Sunday's game.
Stan Van Gundy wouldn't go to the Pistons unless he had control. This is why.
So ... Josh Smith to Sacramento?
No way Dallas signs Josh Smith. They know you can have one head case but not 2 - then, they hang out. It's Steve Kerr's 2 Knucklehead Rule.
Samuel Dalembert gets a $15,000 fine for elbowing Jonas Valanciunas yesterday in TOR.
Josh Smith should be eligible to sign by Christmas. A holiday season miracle.
With Harbaugh's decision... or Fangio's decision... or the 49ers' hiring decision... nothing is for sure except that Harbaugh is leaving.
Doc Rivers on the Clippers' interest in Josh Smith. "I don't know. It just happened."
Dalembert fined $15,000 for throwing elbow at Jonas. No suspension.
Rockets, I'm told, are in fact-finding mode and weighing whether to make a Josh Smith run. Too early to say if they're in or out
If Josh Smith comes here Carlisle is going to have to invent new chess pieces and use every beaker ever - bring it on...
Clippers make sense too. Doc only signs players who were good five years ago, and he's a legit upgrade over Hedo/Baby.
Big time onions for SVG waiving Smith with 2 years-26 million left. Major statement right there. MAJOR.
Spencer Hawes will not play tonight
The one year that Josh didn't shoot threes, he merely stepped inside the arc. Still lots of long twos. Never disciplined in that area.
Hey @jalenrose - for Christmas, I bought out Josh Smith's Pistons contract for you. It only cost me $26 million. Happy holidays my brother!
Plus Smith can protect the rim, and could help fill void at center left by Brandan Wright's departure in Rondo trade.
"Coach Stevens, your thoughts on potentially signing Josh Smith?" http://t.co/LZkSw8G7yo
Early indications are that Dallas won't have interest in Josh Smith. Have to wonder if Rondo or his folks push for it, but I'm told no.
Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo are best friends. They'll have a lot to catch up on from the past few days.
Whoever signs Smoove has to have a lot of shooting and be committed to playing him low in the post-4 position.
Too early to tell LAC interest in Josh Smith - would obviously need to clear waivers for team to sign him. Would need to get roster to 14
I imagine SVG slowly sipping a Diet Coke, watching Josh Smith vanish from his roster with a smile.
Clips strike me as perhaps the team that could most use Smith, but have only minimum salary to offer and are hard-capped.
NBA is a remarkable place. About an hour ago, almost no one wanted anything to do with Josh Smith. Now he's universally coveted.
Not the first one to say it, but will be surprised if Josh Smith doesn't wind up in Dallas. Is tight with Rondo & Cuban takes gambles.
Remember: Detroit had several discussions with Houston about swapping Josh Smith for Omer Asik this time last season as well.
Of the million thoughts running through my head right now, the one I'm most certain of: Mo Cheeks got screwed.
If no one claims Smith (ha!), I believe DET pays out his full salary this season, can stretch remaining $27M over 5 years -- $5.4M/year
Morey vs. Cuban, Round VII
Rockets center Dwight Howard is also close with Josh Smith, too. Ex-AAU teammates from ATL. Rockets had previous interested in Smith, too
And I'm just gonna cut to the chase. If you ask us if the Lakers should sign Josh Smith, I'm blocking you. I'm not kidding. AK
In today's NBA, if you can't dump salary onto the Sixers, that contract is a complete and total albatross. Even Brooklyn had picks to spare.
If Josh Smith clears waivers, Dallas is intriguing (can sign for minimum). A Oak Hill Academy reunion b/w Josh & Rajon Rondo! They're close.
Josh Smith & Andray Blatche could make Xinjiang a 20-year Chinese Basketball Association dynasty
I will say this for Josh Smith. He will get another opportunity and there is no place to go but up
Note to Lakers fans in my timeline: The LAST thing you need is another inefficient jump shooter who will take bad shots.
Dallas actually makes a lot of sense. He's boys with Rondo, they just lost Brandan Wright, and Cuban loves to take gambles on talent.
That said, perhaps those contracts might have been tradable w/ only 2nd-rounders attached. Hard to know. Gutsy move by SVG
Josh Smith’s closest friend in the NBA is new Mavs guard Rajon Rondo. Dallas has some roster spots to fill & needs front court bench help.
Sacramento Kings still reeling from Malone firing. Unstable situation. Smith would fit on the floor next to Cousins and Gay, but too risky.
I'm expecting at least 6-8 teams to pursue Smith once he clears waivers. He can play, just was overpaid in the wrong situation.
They can't give Josh Smith away. SVG: Oh yeah, just watch.
Josh Smith signed a 4-year, $55M deal with DET in July 2013. He has been released not even half-way through it. Oh not good.
So, Houston for Josh Smith? Close pal of Dwight Howard and they’d keep him in check and could use the help.
The stretch provision allows Smith's $25+ million to be "stretched" over twice the years of his contract, plus one year
So ....yeah .... So maybe Vivek gets Josh Smith after all?
I firmly believe that a coach who predicates his signing on him committing to get off the perimeter will get a tremendous player.
When I saw cutoff subject line in emailbox ("DETROIT PISTONS WAIVE FORWARD JOSH...") my first thought was, "Haha. Who's their other Josh?"
Wonder if Josh Smith jawing at Raptors fans after Johnson-Drummond incident had even tiny part in this. Wasn’t representing team well.
Wow, Detroit. Just wow.
Josh is most definitely the perfect non-stretch four. Pistons bringing him in to play SF was negligent.
If Smith clears waivers, the Pistons will be paying his stretched salary through 2019-20, minus any possible setoff amount.
ESPN - NBA: Pistons release F Josh Smith with 2 years, $26 million remaining on contract - averaging 13.1 pts, 7.2 rebs in 2014
Detroit had opportunity to move Josh Smith to Sacramento for Carl Landry and Jason Thompson in summer, but passed on the offer.
“We are shifting priorities to aggressively develop our younger players while also expanding the roles of other players,” S. Van Gundy said.
Got the popcorn ready to watch team's fanbases splitting over whether their team should sign Josh.
So, does Greg Monroe stick around now?
Strong statement by Stan Van Gundy. Everyone knew Smith-Monroe-Drummond didn't work. SVG decided cleaning house was the best option.
SVG don't play no games, none at all
Pistons will use stretch provision to defray remainder of Josh Smith's contract.
And before anybody starts, no, the Raptors would not be a good fit for Smith. Don’t need him anyway because of James Johnson.
Just thought about the Knicks, and how Woody would probably totally wanna explore picking up Josh Smith if he were still the coach.
Final show before Christmas starts today at NOON. I think we have a lot to talk about...
Wonder, too, how that "give him his freedom to move forward" phrasing sounds to NBA players who might not be thrilled in current gigs.
That will teach me to take Christmas off. Pistons release Josh Smith. Wow.
Guys who are clamoring for the Nets or some WC team to sign Josh Smith: there’s a reason he was waived, yanno.
Waiving goodbye to Josh Smith. Wow. There aren’t many examples in sports of player/contracts being released like that. He was not tradable.
Wouldn’t be shocked to see the Kings kick the tires on Smith, but used MLE (Collison) and Bi-Annual (Sessions). Can only offer vet minimum.
Josh Smith is shooting 30.9 percent on shots outside of the rim area
Could tell Stan Van Gundy was hating the current reality when we were there Thursday, but to waive Josh Smith with all that $ left? Stunner
So I don't have to C/P this for every TOR fan upset w/ #10 rank: In games between top 12 since Thanksgiving, TOR is only 1 w/o a win (0-3).
New Rocket Corey Brewer is ready to go tonight. He said he feels like he has picked up Houston system well so far.
Coach/prez Stan Van Gundy said Pistons will still try to "win as many as we can." But now "everything's got to be aimed toward the future."
Josh Smith has officially been waived by the Detroit Pistons.
There was no real trade interest in Josh Smith when he had that contract. After he clears waivers and is a free agent there will be.
Makes one wonder how things might have played out in ORL, w. Dwight Howard, if he'd been Power-SVG then.
Shocking news re: Josh Smith. Before Raptors fans ask if he'd be a fit in Toronto, consider the following word: "Chemistry"
Would love to be a fly on Joe Dumars' wall...waiving Josh Smith...interesting move
... Mike Malone 1, Sacramento management 0
Can Josh Smith still help a team in the right role or nah? Pistons situation was probably the worst possible for him.
Most powerful man in the NBA: Adam Silver . . . or Stan Van Gundy?
My hope is that Josh sees this release as an unmistakable sign that he MUST change his shooting habits.
Many within Pistons wanted to pull the trigger with Smith-to-Sacramento this summer. All negotiations stopped once the season began.
Kings still pondering Josh Smith idea recently - & gravitating away from it - but shocking price tag change could certainly change that
Church and state......keep'em far apart!
“Can you get a second-round pick for claiming Josh Smith off waivers?” -Sam Hinkie
I'm live at Marlins Park for the show today. We'll hear from Justin Fuente, including his reaction to the comments from BYU
The NBA is incredible.
Good to be coach and team president, huh Stan?
After lively, borderline-intense Josh Smith discussion, initial consensus in the back of the plane? Dallas.
Josh should have to play for every NBA team this season, one game, round-robin.
If Josh Smith was drinking Dellavedova's Westside Market Smoothie this season there is no way Stan does him like that
Pistons will use stretch provision on remaining $26 million of Josh Smith's contract, league source tells Yahoo. This gives some cap relief.
Assuming Smith clears waivers, which he will, Doc Rivers should give him a call.
Stan Van Gundy just took another sip http://t.co/eSLMwluJiw
Smith should have plenty of suitors in free agency. Sacramento's made a run at him before. Keep an eye on Dallas: Smith is close with Rondo.
Josh Smith. Wow.
Unless there was a significant buyout reduction in $, not sure why DET didn't just sent Josh home for the rest of the season.
Stan Van Gundy out here like........ http://t.co/eahj03192p
Shocker: The Pistons have waived Josh Smith.
SVG: "As we expand certain roles, others will be reduced. In fairness to Josh, we feel it’s best to give him his freedom to move forward."
I'm still over here in shock. Wow, Stan. Sends a message loud and clear, though.
As ESPN reported in June and July, Sacramento made multiple trade runs at Josh Smith. But the Pistons ultimately rebuffed those pitches
This ends with Josh Smith going to the Spurs and becoming a 45% three-point shooter
Apparently, the trade market for Brandon Jennings isn't too hot right now either.
Well damn, Detroit
Wow, can't believe the Josh Smith news. He's definitely going to sign with Rondo, right?
"In fairness to Josh,being a highly versatile 10-year veteran in this league,we feel it’s best to give him his freedom to move forward,”-SVG
Wow. SVG on Josh SMith "“Our team has not performed the way we had expected ... and adjustments need to be made in terms of our focus."
Detroit just instantly became a better team
The remainder of Smith's contract will be stretched over the next five years
Josh Smith now has the best job in the NBA.
Smith is owed 26 million after this season. crazy
I guess Stan Van Gundy really does have full control in Detroit. Wow.
Had heard from a Pistons front office member that Detroit daily pursued Josh Smith trades with all 29 other NBA teams. Zero were interested.
Stan Van Gundy: "We are shifting priorities to aggressively develop our younger players while also expanding the roles of other players ..."
Pistons statement on release of Josh Smith: http://t.co/cX4GaRgxzp
SVG not messing around. Josh Smith waived.