With NBA free agency officially upon us, teams and players can agree on potential contracts and the Detroit Pistons have wasted no time in their attempts to bring Josh Smith to Motown.
According to Yahoo Sports, the Pistons and general manager Joe Dumars are currently meeting with Smith and plan to offer him a ‘substantial’ four year offer.
Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars met with Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith at 12:01 a.m. ET with a plan to make the free agent forward a substantial four-year offer, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Atlanta has shown far more interest in working sign-and-trade arrangements for Smith than re-signing him to a long-term deal, league sources said.
The Pistons also plan to meet with Denver Nuggets free agent Andre Iguodala tomorrow in Los Angeles. Iggy opted out of his contract with the Nuggets earlier this month in hopes of securing a long term deal.
As for Smith, it’s possible that the Hawks and Pistons could attempt to work out a sign and trade deal though the more likely scenario is an outright signing, assuming Smith decides he wants to play in Detroit.
Players can officially sign July 10th.