January 4, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Atlanta Hawks small forward Josh Smith (5) is defended by Detroit Pistons center Greg Monroe (10) in the first quarter at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Smith has been working on his game with Rasheed Wallace


Josh Smith has always been exciting player for me to watch. Now I’m not an Atlanta Hawk fan, but Smith is one of my favorite current basketball players, so watching him get a fresh start and make a team his is exciting.

He’s probably one of my favorite players to see on a break away when the ball is in his hands. Whenever he throws down, I almost expect the backboard to shatter.

Smith has already been penciled in as Detroit’s starting small forward but will need to make a slight change to his game to help open up the court for the rest of his team. According to the Detroit Free Press, the 27 year old small forward has been improving some parts of his game with assistant coach Rasheed Wallace.

Now Rasheed may have had a temper on him, not sure if that will ever go away but, he was always a good basketball player. He wasn’t the best but he was a great player.

Smith is currently working on his mid-range jump shot and polishing his post-up game. Which is a good thing, because last season his numbers were around 19 percent and 31 percent from 10+ ft from the rim.

Looking forward to seeing what Smith is able to do this season with the Pistons.

Tags: Detroit Pistons Josh Smith Rasheed Wallace

  • Jonathan Lovelace

    He should take threes, not midrange shots. Look at his shot chart. He’s not just more efficient from there, he actually shot a higher PERCENTAGE from three than from 8-16 feet.