Forward Josh Smith met with the Detroit Pistons for over five hours a source told Yahoo writer Marc Spears. Productive is a strong word, and 5 hours is a pretty lengthy amount of time for people who couldn’t chat till midnight eastern time.
Hawks free agent F Josh Smith had a “productive meeting” with the Pistons for over five hours, a source told Yahoo!, but no offer was made.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2013
After Josh Smith’s meeting w/ Detroit GM Joe Dumars, source close to Smith tells Y!: “Good, productive talks. Intriguing to say the least.”
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2013
If you’re a Detroit Pistons fan you have to be full of optimism. A pitch most certainly didn’t last 5 hours so what could two sides be discussing over such a lengthy period of time? Agreeable terms for a deal between the two sides?
Josh Smith wouldn’t be able to officially sign with the Pistons till July 10th when the NBA’s moratorium on free agency ends.