May 1, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith (5) leads a fast break against Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) in game five of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Smith and Detroit Pistons Met For 5 Hours


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.

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.

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  • Christian

    Offensively a lineup of Smith, Monroe, and Drummond would be AWFUL. However, defensively they would be an amazing frontcourt which could end up leading to easy transition offense. . . Something like this can temporarily excite fans and would be an immediate improvement but in the big picture I don’t see how something like this molds into a championship team unless of course they all mold into defensive freaks like the 97,98 and 04 teams.

    Whether they sign Smith or not it is going to be another interesting season. (Iggy is on the radar as well).

  • Retiredat23

    Christian I’m trying to understand why you would believe a lineup consisting of Smith, Monroe, and Drummond wouldn’t be fantastic, let alone AWFUL – as you put it. Drummond doesn’t need the ball in his hands to be effective….Monroe works in the post…..and Smith works the best attacking the basket. Each has a different game that I could argue compliments one another. Smith and Drummond are good defenders, but Monroe not so much. Also, this is the new NBA where scoring is a premium – and your scorers have to play defense. No more hand-checking on the perimeter. So defensive-minded teams like Milwaukee or Chicago that can’t score enough will make the playoffs, but won’t win championships. The goal in this league is to win championships, and Smith gives us a greater chance at doing that. He’s an all-star (in my opinion – never voted in) and a great talent.