Detroit Pistons’ forward Josh Smith thinks he has been an easy target.
That’s why Smith believes he is taking the brunt of the blame for the Pistons’ 27-48 season.
“I am an easy target to be able to blame. I’m very outspoken,” Smith told Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News. “I’m an emotional player. I can easily be a target night in and out.”
Smith believes some of the younger players haven’t don’t understand their opponents well enough and don’t know how “addictive” it is to play in the postseason. He believes that if you review the tape, you will see it isn’t all of his fault.
“If you played the game, if you know X’s and O’s, it’s not all my fault,” Smith said. “I’m not gonna say I’m perfect, by far, but I’m not the guy you can point the finger at. I’m a firm believer in you point one finger at one person, point three back at yourself.”
Smith, who signed with the Pistons in the offseason, is averaging 16.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.4 steals per game.