Chris Vivlamore

Hawks have recalled Adreian Payne from D-League. #ATLHawks

Doug Smith

Just landed at O'Hare. Anything going on around the NBA?

Tom Haberstroh

JSmith connections -- CLE: Larry Drew is asst coach; LAC: Mike Woodson is asst coach; HOU: Buddies w/Dwight; DAL: Buddies w/Rondo; SAC: ???

Michael Dugat

*quickly makes sure he has no outstanding trade offers for Smith in fantasy

Arash Markazi

I'm assuming those married to traditional 1-5 positions at all times on the court haven't watched the NBA in awhile.

Eric Pincus

So Josh Smith was waived - I did not expect that one

Paul Garcia

But, Atlanta Josh Smith and Detroit Josh Smith are a little different players now.

Paul Garcia

Going back through our @projectspurs archives, the Spurs reportedly had interest in Smith back on 02/12/2013: projectspurs.com/2013-articles/…

Jonathan Feigen

Smith could provided needed depth in frontcourt. Also would add to the Rockets lefty collection (Harden, KPap, Jones, D-Mo, sort of Dwight.)

Vincent Goodwill

The #Pistons will have a $5.4 million cap hit over the next 5 seasons due to Smith's remaining $27 million

Barry Jackson

... unless Lazor surprisingly takes job elsewhere. Coyle? Philbin passed on a chance to remove doubt.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Column: For Cleveland at this stage, growth trumps "signature wins" m.bleacherreport.com/articles/23069…

Gery Woelfel

George Karl yes, George Karl is at Bucks practice.

Barry Jackson

Philbin declines to say whether he will retain his coordinators. Though Lazor seems certain to be back.

Nikos Varlas

#Euroleague Coach Obradovic confirmed that @fenerbahceulker is not going to add a player for the time being eurohoops.net/?p=65508

Jonathan Feigen

Told that yes, the Rockets would be interested in Josh Smith after he clears waivers. Were interested in '13.

Dan Gelston

I'll be in the stands RT @gimmethewooby: @Dan Gelston Will you attend as an objective reporter or biased fan?

Chris Fedor

I just walked around the corner and thought I saw @jensteer I got excited. Then realized she no longer works with me. Sad face

Tom Ziller

Smoove gonna end signing with San Antonio and winning Finals MVP.

Tim Chisholm

I love the NBA RT @mightygodking: @Tim Chisholm this season is an opportunity for him to have a contract year midway through a $14m contract

Marc Stein

Kings original offers to Detroit in June featured Jason Thompson/Derrick Williams. Subsequent pitches involved Landry subbed in for Williams

Tim Chisholm

He only needs to do the team-first thing for a few months, help a good team win some, and he’ll cash in big. It never fails. #timthomas

Royce Young

Pistons waive Josh Smith, who never found a way to fit in Detroit cbssports.com/nba/eye-on-bas… http://t.co/h12JHfAN2z

David Aldridge

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.

Tim Chisholm

What I’m most interested in is how savvy Smith is in parlaying rest of season into new long term deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski

Houston has an interest in signing Josh Smith, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

Gery Woelfel

A shout-out to Messrs. Brees, Lynch, Bell, Witten, Watkins, Cobb and Crosby for sealing the deal!

James Ham

Informal poll Kings fans. Yes to Josh Smith or No to Josh Smith. That is the question.

Chris Mannix

Any team chasing Josh Smith has to think of him as a power forward. The Smith-as-a-small-forward experiment has failed miserably.

Zach Lowe

Coach Bud just puked RT @Chris Vivlamore: Blog posted: Should Hawks claim Josh Smith? atlantahawks.blog.ajc.com/2014/12/22/sho… #ATLHawks

Marc Stein

Also hearing that the Los Angeles Clippers will make a run at Josh Smith, but Clips -- like Mavs -- have only minimum dollars to offer

Adam Zagoria

Troy Williams of Indiana & Jake Layman of Maryland named the Co-Big Ten Players of the Week.

Sean Highkin

Sources: Players Tribune interested in just-waived Pistons F Josh Smith. Have an open Contributing Editor position.

Michael Dugat

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?

Jimmy Spencer

My latest for Fox: There's no doubt Steve Kerr got lucky, but he's done a historically good job with the charmed gig. foxsports.com/nba/story/nba-…

Emiliano Carchia

Devon Van Oostrum and Finnish team Kouvot part ways

Tom Ziller

The Pistons and Josh Smith will be better for this in 2014-15. But that's a nasty salary pill to swallow for Detroit.

Tommy Beer

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.

Ben Standig

Or maybe not. RT @Jeff Zillgitt: @Ben Standig Unlikely Greg Monroe stays in Detroit.

Arash Markazi

The Clippers could only offer Josh Smith a minimum contract but they could also offer him an immediate starting position on a contender.

Jason Jones

Would Josh Smith accept being a bench player for Dallas? Hmmmm

Tim Kawakami

I am now mixing up Twitter responses about Josh Smith and Jim Harbaugh's departures. I think Harbaugh is a better mid-range shooter.

Jason Walker

I know my #Lakers brethren don't want to, but the 2014-15 Lakers HAVE to sign Smoove, right? Boozer, Smoove, Swaggy? Imagine the KobeRants!

David Baumann

This Josh Smith waiving is mind-blowing. He's a guy that could be SO GOOD, but just isn't. Stuffs a stat sheet, but shooting #s are awful...

Jorge Sierra

One team from the Western Conference is already interested in signing free agent Josh Smith. bit.ly/1hKUSdo http://t.co/ZIZlNWDzFd

Jorge Sierra

What the NBA media is tweeting about Josh Smith right now. bit.ly/1Hqgep3

Tom Ziller

Does Greg Monroe appreciate the bold hubris to make room for him, or smell dysfunction and poor management?

Chris Fedor

#Browns Johnny Manziel answers no questions & Kyle Shanahan a dark-horse candidate for HC: National Perspective cleveland.com/browns/index.s…

Vincent Goodwill

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

Sean Cunningham

Josh Smith is for the taking now, after release from Detroit. Should Kings go get him?

Michael Dugat

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?

Yannis Koutroupis

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

Vincent Goodwill

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

Jay King

The funny thing about the Josh Smith era in Detroit is that everyone but the Pistons knew it would be a disaster.

Josh Lewenberg

Sacramento interesting in Josh Smith? But, of course they are. The Kings are the NBA's Frankenstein monster. Should end similarly.

Paul Garcia

Yes, but that would be the best circus show ever. Kobe, Swaggy and Smith! RT @JoshJenkins116: @Paul Garcia starter in LA with Lakers?

Michael Lee

DET could wind up losing Josh Smith & Greg Monroe (next summer) with nothing in return. #pistons

Marc Stein

ESPN sources say both Kings and Mavericks have interest in signing Josh Smith as a free agent if (when) he clears waivers Wednesday

Jason Walker

Hawks fans might be enjoying this bit of news from DET, but likely means if you wanted Greg Monroe, he won't be available.

Ramona Shelburne

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.

Paul Garcia

Starting 5 for Kings w/ Smith: Collison, McLemore, Gay, Smith, Boogie. W/ Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Smith, Dwight

Yannis Koutroupis

If I'm Pistons' ownership, I'm concerned about this becoming a trend. Even Mo Cheeks was able to make it work better.

Michael Pointer

My #Butler notebook: Tonight won't be a walkover and why the talk of Brad Stevents to IU was silly. indy.st/16J0tym via @indystar

Tim Bontemps

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.

Paul Garcia

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.

Kurt Helin

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."

Ben Standig

Hopefully Georgetown fans don't think the Pistons just waived the Hoyas starting center. Maybe that's why he goes by Joshua now.

Erik Gundersen

The Scouting Report: at Houston Rockets wp.me/p3CpBY-1jt

Yannis Koutroupis

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.

Jonathan Feigen

A chance. Have BAE. Jones out indefinitely, but better choice when back. MT @zacharyjnelson: @Jonathan Feigen chances Rockets pick up Smith?

Yannis Koutroupis

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

Jason Walker

Embrace the inevitable. RT @TheGreatMambino: @Jason Walker WILL EVERYONE STOP IT RIGHT NOW

Bill Simmons

My top-5 predictions for a Josh Smith destination: (1) Kings, (2) Kings, (3) Kings, (4) Rockets, (5) Kings. ("Josh Smith? Josh Smith?")

Royce Young

Let me stop you right there: No, the Thunder should not sign Josh Smith.

Ben Standig

Question is what does Josh Smith's release mean for upcoming free agent Greg Monroe in Detroit. I'd assume better chance he stays. #Hoyas

Brad Turner

Clipper Coach Doc Rivers on being interested in just released Josh Smith, "I don't know. It just happened."

Tom Ziller

I'm all in on the Kings signing Smoove. Third option on offense and SAC would have the best passing frontcourt outside of Cleveland.

Tom Halzack

Josh Smith waived? Josh, someone named Phil Jackson's on the other line. #JoshSmith

Christopher A. Vito

Drops $35 million into toilet. ::flushes:: RT @Marc Stein: The Detroit Pistons just announced the release of Josh Smith. Stunning.

Jason Walker

The thought of Lin, Kobe, Swaggy, Josh and Hill closing games warms my heart.

Frank Isola

NBA has fined Knicks center Samuel Dalembert $15,000 for elbowing Jonas Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors. No suspension.

Mitch Lawrence

#Clippers with Mike Woodson on @DocRivers staff will welcome @JoshSmith. Need a 3. #donedeal

Matt Dery

A very fired up @wingoz joins me next to talk Raiola. He wants him suspended. @DSports1051

Tim Bontemps

The gametime app misspelling "versatile" in headline on Smith's departure is pretty fitting. http://t.co/3C9SB33ij6

Trey Kerby

Well, I guess the Pistons need a new starter: youtube.com/watch?v=21cE2a…

Jason Walker

I'm going to go ahead and offer $100 for Smoove to join Kobe and Swaggy with the #Lakers. Has to be done.

Paul Flannery

So much red RT @NBAcom: CORRECTION -- Josh Smith's shot chart THIS season: on.nba.com/1AYdJrJ #NBAStats #Pistons http://t.co/9P0Hsrb5wm

Bill Reiter

The best in the biz, @Adrian Wojnarowski joins me and @LeeannTweeden right now on LA Today on @AM570RADIO to talk hoops, Josh Smith and more.

Andrew Perna

Detroit is seven games back in the Eastern Conference playoff race. How damaging would it be for Smoove if they sneak into picture?

Buddy Grizzard

This one is for all my OG Hawks believers. We ride this bandwagon limo style. Newcomers ride the tailgate. hawkshoop.com/hawks-bandwago…

Shaun Powell

Love to see Josh Smith on the Spurs if only to see Gregg Popovich go all sideline reporter.

Nikos Varlas

Get some X-mas spirit by @paobcgr (video)! Starring Fotsis, Pappas, 3D, AJ Slaughter, coach Dusko and @Esteban Batista eurohoops.net/?p=65599

Dan Gelston

The No. 10 Kansas Jayhawks are in town at 7 p.m. tonight to play Temple at the Wells Fargo Center.

Marc J. Spears

Kings have interest in signing soon to be free agent Josh Smith, source said. Per @Adrian Wojnarowski, Kings could’ve traded for him last offseason

Ben Standig

Explanation bit.ly/1AzmQkK RT @ben_helwig: @Ben Standig why didn't they even try to get a 2nd rounder or at least something for him?

Marc Stein

The next Pistons practice will be the most focused practice in team history

Jorge Sierra

Dallas Mavericks' salary situation... bit.ly/13rq4JV

Jonah Ballow

Josh Smith seems to be a fit for every other team in the league judging by my timeline.

Adrian Wojnarowski

With the new television money expanding the cap, this isn't a bad hit for the Pistons.

Ryan Wolstat

Forgot about that for a moment. Would be something. RT @simon_shargot: @Ryan Wolstat With Deron at the point.

Chris Herring

The first reply, LOL: http://t.co/PV6Dnvjjbm

Dan Gelston

Kentucky is still No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll. Villanova is 7th.

Evan Dunlap

Let it never be said that Stan Van Gundy doesn't have guts.

Tim MacMahon

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.

Ian Begley

#Knicks center Samuel Dalembert has been fined $15,000 for elbowing Jonas Valanciunas in the face yesterday.

Adrian Wojnarowski

The Pistons will pay $5.4M a year on stretch provision for Smith, creating added $8.1M in cap space next two summers.

Ryan Wolstat

I for one would love to see Rudy Gay and Josh Smith trying to co-exist. Kings fans better pray it never happens.

Jason Walker

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.

Al Iannazzone

Melo says 5-25 "don't seem real right now." It's real and not spectacular for the #Knicks: newsday.com/sports/basketb…

Earl K. Sneed

Carlisle on ATL: "I think they're the most underrated team in basketball. I think Budenholzer is the most underrated coach in the league."

James Ham

Somewhere a Kings fan is photoshopping Josh Smith, Deron Williams and George Karl in a jeep with orange mocha frappucchinos.

Mark Kreidler

Ask yourself: If you were Josh Smith, would the current #Kings really be the team you tried to reach? Their best chance was via trade.

Tim MacMahon

RE: Josh Smith/Mavs speculation -- All they have to offer is the minimum. Would he accept that and a backup role?

Chris Dempsey

Two straight wins? Yes. Still, #Nuggets future plans are officially on the clock. Here's why: denverpost.com/nuggets/ci_271…

Sam Amick

Houston makes sense, with Dwight Howard/Josh Smith relationship, Terrence Jones injury, cheap price for a guy they talked to in free agency.

David 'Dubi' Pick

Anadolu Efes inform Donnie McGrath his window deal has expired, according to source.

Marc J. Spears

Considering their big man injuries, the Warriors should take a look at it. Imagine Josh Smith running the floor with Golden State.

Tzvi Twersky

Shabazz Napier shouldn't be here, so I spent time for @SLAMonline learning how he got here. bit.ly/1GyORuj

Al Iannazzone

NBA fined Dalembert $15,000 for throwing elbow at valanciunas yesterday. No suspension.

Emiliano Carchia

Pistoia suspends Linton Johnson from all team activities sportando.com/en/italy/serie…

Zach Lowe

I see people suggesting Blazers. I'd doubt it. Very protective of their chemistry.

Emiliano Carchia

Knicks Dalembert fined $15,000 elbowing TOR's Valanciunas in the face during the Raptors’ 118-108 victory over the Knicks

Josh Lewenberg

NBA fined Dalembert $15,000 for his elbow on Valanciunas in yesterday's game

Dan Woike

Also - Spencer Hawes was on the court today - could return as soon as Saturday against Toronto.

Kurt Helin

I mean, the idea of a Big 3 of Kobe/Josh Smith/Nick Young would be entertaining....

Shaun Powell

Take that, Joe Dumars.

Kurt Helin

Pistons release Josh Smith. WHAT? dlvr.it/7vDbgS

Jessica Camerato

Oak Hill BFF. then came Perk in NBA MT @Russ Bengston I'm very confused by thought of Rondo having a "best friend," let alone it being Smith.

Jeff Zillgitt

NBA fines Knicks center Samuel Dalembert $15,000 for elbowing Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas during Sunday's game.

Shaun Powell

Stan Van Gundy wouldn't go to the Pistons unless he had control. This is why.

Jay King

Stan Van Gundy when Pistons were in Boston: "I'm not very good with patience. It's not a strength." SVG now: pic.twitter.com/hPsSz3iP5U

Derek Bodner

So ... Josh Smith to Sacramento?

Bill Simmons

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.

Chris Herring

Samuel Dalembert gets a $15,000 fine for elbowing Jonas Valanciunas yesterday in TOR.

Jason Walker

We clocked it at three minutes for first mention. RT @JarydWilson: It has begun... http://t.co/FfZM43iztx

Zach Lowe

Josh Smith should be eligible to sign by Christmas. A holiday season miracle.

Tim Kawakami

With Harbaugh's decision... or Fangio's decision... or the 49ers' hiring decision... nothing is for sure except that Harbaugh is leaving.

Arash Markazi

Doc Rivers on the Clippers' interest in Josh Smith. "I don't know. It just happened."

Marc Berman

Dalembert fined $15,000 for throwing elbow at Jonas. No suspension.

Marc Stein

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

Jeff Wade

If Josh Smith comes here Carlisle is going to have to invent new chess pieces and use every beaker ever - bring it on...

Sean Highkin

Clippers make sense too. Doc only signs players who were good five years ago, and he's a legit upgrade over Hedo/Baby.

Marc J. Spears

From last nigh: A “sore,” fatigued & struggling Kobe Bryant acknowledges he probably needs some time off with Lakers. yhoo.it/1zTLwEp

Chuck Swirsky

Big time onions for SVG waiving Smith with 2 years-26 million left. Major statement right there. MAJOR.

Brad Turner

Spencer Hawes will not play tonight

Gary Lee

Detroit Pistons have announced they have released Josh Smith. lakersnation.com/nba-news-detro… http://t.co/eQWOARpPU9

Jason Walker

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.

Candace Buckner

Just landed back in Indy & see the #Pacers George Hill is "questionable" for game tomorrow - an improvement from being listed as "out"

Bill Simmons

Hey @jalenrose - for Christmas, I bought out Josh Smith's Pistons contract for you. It only cost me $26 million. Happy holidays my brother!

Tim Bontemps

Plus Smith can protect the rim, and could help fill void at center left by Brandan Wright's departure in Rondo trade.

Rich Levine

"Coach Stevens, your thoughts on potentially signing Josh Smith?" http://t.co/LZkSw8G7yo

Sam Amick

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.

Jessica Camerato

Josh Smith and Rajon Rondo are best friends. They'll have a lot to catch up on from the past few days.

Jason Walker

Whoever signs Smoove has to have a lot of shooting and be committed to playing him low in the post-4 position.

Dan Woike

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

Andrew Perna

I imagine SVG slowly sipping a Diet Coke, watching Josh Smith vanish from his roster with a smile.

Zach Lowe

Clips strike me as perhaps the team that could most use Smith, but have only minimum salary to offer and are hard-capped.

Ira Winderman

NBA is a remarkable place. About an hour ago, almost no one wanted anything to do with Josh Smith. Now he's universally coveted.

Tim Bontemps

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.

Jake Fischer

Remember: Detroit had several discussions with Houston about swapping Josh Smith for Omer Asik this time last season as well.

Conrad Brunner

Best thing about fake punt for #Colts is it masks other blunders. Like singling Bryant in red zone. Or opening with 3 straight runs. Or ...

Tom Ziller

Of the million thoughts running through my head right now, the one I'm most certain of: Mo Cheeks got screwed.

Zach Lowe

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

Paul Flannery

Morey vs. Cuban, Round VII

Marc J. Spears

Rockets center Dwight Howard is also close with Josh Smith, too. Ex-AAU teammates from ATL. Rockets had previous interested in Smith, too

Geoff Calkins

Lunch! http://t.co/SgSZFdTOGN

Kamenetzky Brothers

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

David Locke

The Spud Webb and Mark Eaton of morning coffee instagram.com/p/w6sVZGBrl2/

Jake Fischer

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.

Jared Zwerling

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.

Devin Kharpertian

Josh Smith & Andray Blatche could make Xinjiang a 20-year Chinese Basketball Association dynasty

Paul Coro

Hornacek: "Maybe this is a game that helps us to get going." Story + video for #SunsAtWizards: bit.ly/1vfo4w2 http://t.co/A2eJKY34G6

Kris Willis

I will say this for Josh Smith. He will get another opportunity and there is no place to go but up

Kurt Helin

Note to Lakers fans in my timeline: The LAST thing you need is another inefficient jump shooter who will take bad shots.

Amin Elhassan

BIG number! RT @Tom Haberstroh: From Friday, Kobe Bryant has taken more contested midrange jumpers than 12 NBA teams. espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Sean Highkin

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.

Zach Lowe

That said, perhaps those contracts might have been tradable w/ only 2nd-rounders attached. Hard to know. Gutsy move by SVG

Steve Bulpett

Saw Miracle on 34th Street again. I'm all-in on Santa... Herald desk now wants me to believe in subject-verb agreement. #humbug

Marc J. Spears

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.

James Ham

Sacramento Kings still reeling from Malone firing. Unstable situation. Smith would fit on the floor next to Cousins and Gay, but too risky.

Dave Pemberton

#Pistons will use the stretch provision for the remainder of Josh Smith's contract

Yannis Koutroupis

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.

Paul Flannery

They can't give Josh Smith away. SVG: Oh yeah, just watch.

Zach Lowe

As @Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted, DET had chance to dump Smith to Sacto for bad contracts. Math must say stretch provision $ < those bad contracts.

Amin Elhassan

Only teams with the cap space to absorb contract can claim him off waivers. RT @WellYeahTono: @Amin Elhassan odds kings claim is 50/50 right?

Tim Kawakami

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.

Ryan Wolstat

So, Houston for Josh Smith? Close pal of Dwight Howard and they’d keep him in check and could use the help.

Bill Reiter

Hanging out on @AM570RADIO w/@LeeannTweeden talking Lakers, Christmas, NFL and more! Check us out on @iHeartRadio.

Vincent Goodwill

The stretch provision allows Smith's $25+ million to be "stretched" over twice the years of his contract, plus one year

Jason Jones

So ....yeah .... So maybe Vivek gets Josh Smith after all?

David Locke

How to get through the final day of 11 day road trip by @tghjazz instagram.com/p/w6ryK8hrkx/

Jason Walker

I firmly believe that a coach who predicates his signing on him committing to get off the perimeter will get a tremendous player.

Steve Aschburner

When I saw cutoff subject line in emailbox ("DETROIT PISTONS WAIVE FORWARD JOSH...") my first thought was, "Haha. Who's their other Josh?"

Ryan Wolstat

Wonder if Josh Smith jawing at Raptors fans after Johnson-Drummond incident had even tiny part in this. Wasn’t representing team well.

Jason Walker

Josh is most definitely the perfect non-stretch four. Pistons bringing him in to play SF was negligent.

Jay King

Just keep in mind that it would be surreal to reconnect in that realm masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Kevin Pelton

If Smith clears waivers, the Pistons will be paying his stretched salary through 2019-20, minus any possible setoff amount.

Jason Walker

Too efficient for them. RT @Kayne_Gibson: @Jason Walker Nah man, he should totally sign with the Sixers

Jason Kosmicki

ESPN - NBA: Pistons release F Josh Smith with 2 years, $26 million remaining on contract - averaging 13.1 pts, 7.2 rebs in 2014

Adrian Wojnarowski

Detroit had opportunity to move Josh Smith to Sacramento for Carl Landry and Jason Thompson in summer, but passed on the offer.

Marc J. Spears

“We are shifting priorities to aggressively develop our younger players while also expanding the roles of other players,” S. Van Gundy said.

Devin Kharpertian

The ghosts of Newark’s past RT @Nets Daily: Wallace Prather is Josh Smith's agent. Quite the client list. perennialse.com/Clients/Basket…

Jorge Sierra

Detroit Pistons salaries: Josh Smith due to make a ton of money. bit.ly/1JJhxU1

Amin Elhassan

If they claim off waivers, yes. If he clears, DET pays RT @WellYeahTono: @Amin Elhassan if another team claims him do they pay whole contract?

Josh Robbins

MT @John Schuhmann: Unless there was a significant buyout reduction in $, not sure why DET didn't just send Josh home for rest of the season.

Jason Walker

Got the popcorn ready to watch team's fanbases splitting over whether their team should sign Josh.

Ryan Wolstat

So, does Greg Monroe stick around now?

Chris Mannix

Strong statement by Stan Van Gundy. Everyone knew Smith-Monroe-Drummond didn't work. SVG decided cleaning house was the best option.

Jarrod Rudolph

SVG don't play no games, none at all

Mike Prada

Delete button looking awfully enticing right now… sbnation.com/nba/2013/10/9/…

David Mayo

Pistons will use stretch provision to defray remainder of Josh Smith's contract.

Ryan Wolstat

And before anybody starts, no, the Raptors would not be a good fit for Smith. Don’t need him anyway because of James Johnson.

Chris Herring

Just thought about the Knicks, and how Woody would probably totally wanna explore picking up Josh Smith if he were still the coach.

Dave Mason

Final show before Christmas starts today at NOON. I think we have a lot to talk about...

Steve Aschburner

Wonder, too, how that "give him his freedom to move forward" phrasing sounds to NBA players who might not be thrilled in current gigs.

David Mayo

That will teach me to take Christmas off. Pistons release Josh Smith. Wow.

Devin Kharpertian

Guys who are clamoring for the Nets or some WC team to sign Josh Smith: there’s a reason he was waived, yanno.

Jimmy Spencer

Waiving goodbye to Josh Smith. Wow. There aren’t many examples in sports of player/contracts being released like that. He was not tradable.

Chris Ramsay

Now on Page 1: Pistons release Josh Smith. es.pn/1zW6QJy

James Ham

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.

Mike Mazzeo

Josh Smith is shooting 30.9 percent on shots outside of the rim area

Jarrod Rudolph

I have to think the @Detroit Pistons could have gotten for something, anything for Josh. Knew he wouldn't be in Detroit long but wow

Ryan Wolstat

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

John Schuhmann

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).

Dave Pemberton

My reaction is the #Pistons must really be looking to the future after waiving Smith. And could be a ploy to keep Greg Monroe.

Jenny Dial Creech

New Rocket Corey Brewer is ready to go tonight. He said he feels like he has picked up Houston system well so far.

Sam Amico

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."

Jared Weiss

How disruptive do you have to be for your team to cut you and pay $5.2m annually for 5 years to get rid of you? Ask Josh Smith. #Pistons

Michael Scotto

Josh Smith has officially been waived by the Detroit Pistons.

Kurt Helin

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.

Conrad Brunner

I believe this might be the tipping point in the #Colts fake-punt debate: Phil Simms said it was a good call. So there you have it.

Jason Kosmicki

Sky walker hanging on the wall at Merts Soul food restaurant in Charlotte. #Nuggets http://t.co/DwEjgvqgo5

Steve Aschburner

Makes one wonder how things might have played out in ORL, w. Dwight Howard, if he'd been Power-SVG then.

Josh Lewenberg

Shocking news re: Josh Smith. Before Raptors fans ask if he'd be a fit in Toronto, consider the following word: "Chemistry"

Bill Ingram

Would love to be a fly on Joe Dumars' wall...waiving Josh Smith...interesting move

Steve Luhm

... Mike Malone 1, Sacramento management 0

Jay King

Can Josh Smith still help a team in the right role or nah? Pistons situation was probably the worst possible for him.

Gary Washburn

Didn't see this coming but I tweeted three weeks ago Josh Smith looked totally uninterested during #celtics game, at a career crossroads.

Ira Winderman

Most powerful man in the NBA: Adam Silver . . . or Stan Van Gundy?

Jason Walker

My hope is that Josh sees this release as an unmistakable sign that he MUST change his shooting habits.

Ben Golliver

Interview: Bucks' Larry Sanders opens up about his nightmare 2013-14 & how he's moving on bit.ly/1sPMZLg http://t.co/lK3EXWtSUX

Surya Fernandez

ICYMI: Miami Heat find groove with complete effort against visiting Boston Celtics foxsports.com/florida/story/… via @SunSportsFOXFL

Jake Fischer

Many within Pistons wanted to pull the trigger with Smith-to-Sacramento this summer. All negotiations stopped once the season began.

Sam Amick

Kings still pondering Josh Smith idea recently - & gravitating away from it - but shocking price tag change could certainly change that

Amin Elhassan

Church and state......keep'em far apart!

Mike Prada

“Can you get a second-round pick for claiming Josh Smith off waivers?” -Sam Hinkie

Eli Savoie

I'm live at Marlins Park for the show today. We'll hear from Justin Fuente, including his reaction to the comments from BYU

Dave McMenamin

New story with @WallaceNBA_ESPN: Wade says MIA fans should appreciate LeBron & James calls Wade "brother I never had" es.pn/1x3s3yP

Chris Sheridan

BREAKING NEWS: Josh Smith waived by #Pistons. He has 2 more years after this one remaining on his contract: sheridanhoops.com/2014/12/22/dea…

Zach Lowe

The NBA is incredible.

Alan Hahn

Strong message sent here. RT @NBATV: BREAKING: Pistons waive Josh Smith

Ian Begley

Another example of why depth is an issue for #Knicks. With Carmelo on the court, the offense ranks 6th in the NBA. With him off, it's 27th.

Steve Popper

Good to be coach and team president, huh Stan?

Sean Grande

After lively, borderline-intense Josh Smith discussion, initial consensus in the back of the plane? Dallas.

Jason Walker

Josh should have to play for every NBA team this season, one game, round-robin.

Brendan Bowers

If Josh Smith was drinking Dellavedova's Westside Market Smoothie this season there is no way Stan does him like that

Adrian Wojnarowski

Pistons will use stretch provision on remaining $26 million of Josh Smith's contract, league source tells Yahoo. This gives some cap relief.

Mike Prada

Assuming Smith clears waivers, which he will, Doc Rivers should give him a call.

Michael Lee

Stan Van Gundy just took another sip http://t.co/eSLMwluJiw

Chris Mannix

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.

John Schuhmann

Unless there was a significant buyout reduction in $, not sure why DET didn't just sent Josh home for the rest of the season.

Josh Newman

Stan Van Gundy out here like........ http://t.co/eahj03192p

Chris Mannix

Shocker: The Pistons have waived Josh Smith.

Gary Washburn

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."

Chris Herring

I'm still over here in shock. Wow, Stan. Sends a message loud and clear, though.

Marc Stein

As ESPN reported in June and July, Sacramento made multiple trade runs at Josh Smith. But the Pistons ultimately rebuffed those pitches

Vincent Ellis

Basically a first-rounder to take Smith off their hands. #Pistons

Sean Highkin

This ends with Josh Smith going to the Spurs and becoming a 45% three-point shooter

Vincent Ellis

Obviously developing story, but #Pistons have been desperately trying to move in recent days, but teams wanting a first-rounder in return.

Jake Fischer

Apparently, the trade market for Brandon Jennings isn't too hot right now either.

Trey Kerby

Sources: #TheStarters are going to sign Josh Smith for their game against Michael Rapaport.

Jay King

Wow, can't believe the Josh Smith news. He's definitely going to sign with Rondo, right?

Chris Vernon

Showtime!! Memphis bowl game today. Grizz wknd/Jazz tonight. football! @ClayTravisBGID at 1. Listen live 92.9 FM or v6.player.abacast.net/2137

Kurt Helin

Dwyane Wade hopes Heat fans show appreciation in LeBron James’ Miami return dlvr.it/7vD5mz

Marc J. Spears

"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

Sean Deveney

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."

Kris Willis

Detroit just instantly became a better team

Vincent Goodwill

The remainder of Smith's contract will be stretched over the next five years

Devin Kharpertian

Josh Smith now has the best job in the NBA.

Tony Jones

Smith is owed 26 million after this season. crazy

Jason Lloyd

I guess Stan Van Gundy really does have full control in Detroit. Wow.

Jake Fischer

Had heard from a Pistons front office member that Detroit daily pursued Josh Smith trades with all 29 other NBA teams. Zero were interested.

Devin Kharpertian

ADFKLGJSDF RT @Howard Beck: Pistons statement on release of Josh Smith: http://t.co/alI2CfCamc

Jeff Zillgitt

Stan Van Gundy: "We are shifting priorities to aggressively develop our younger players while also expanding the roles of other players ..."

Howard Beck

Pistons statement on release of Josh Smith: http://t.co/cX4GaRgxzp

Matt Dery

SVG not messing around. Josh Smith waived.

Payal Doshi

Whoa! RT @Marc J. Spears: The Pistons announce that they have waived Josh Smith. Wow.