Feb 18, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith (6) moves the ball defended by Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts (11) in the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Charlotte won 108-96. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Detroit Pistons shopping Josh Smith


The Detroit Pistons aren’t even out of the honeymoon phase in regards to their offseason acquisition of Josh Smith, but it appears they’re already ready for a divorce.

It’s been said the Pistons were open to moving Smith for a few weeks now, but teams were reluctant to take on Smith’s albatross of a contract. That sentiment may hold true today, but it appears the Pistons front office is doing what they can to move the veteran forward – big contract and all.

Other teams say Pistons indeed shopping Josh Smith, but demanding more than just dead expirings.

While it’s understandable that the Pistons are looking for some type of talent in return for Smith, they’re simply asking too much if they want somebody to absorb Smith’s contract and give up talent/picks in a deal.

With three and a half more seasons of $13.5 million each year, Smith has quickly become one of the NBA’s worst contracts and it appears the Pistons will be stuck with it unless they reduce their asking price.

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