Mar 9, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith (6) drives to the hoop against the Boston Celtics during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Pistons end Josh Smith trade talks with Kings


The NBA Draft is just around the corner and there is some posturing starting to happen with teams trying to get into positions where they can acquire picks or acquire assets they feel will make them a better team in 2014-15.

One of those teams is the Sacramento Kings who are trying to trade the No. 8 pick int he draft to either trade back and/or acquire assets in the process. There was talks earlier on Tuesday that the Kings could be interested in making a deal with the Detroit Pistons that would send Josh Smith out west, but it appears those talks never left the rumor stage before being declared dead on arrival.

The trade talks were apparently one stage of the Kings trying to acquire Rajon Rondo from the Boston Celtics but that appears to be dead as well now that the Pistons have pulled out of talks.

There’s a chance that the trade talks could be revisited as we near the draft but if talks are going nowhere right now then something major needs to happen before the Kings can think about continuing their pursuit of Smith.

Detroit likely wants that NO. 8 overall pick but the Kings would need to pocket that if they had any hopes of trading for Rajon Rondo. They might still attempt to do that even without Smith, but either way it appears that the Kings will be active as we approach the Draft Day trade deadline.

Tags: Detroit Pistons Sacramento Kings

  • Falcon4me

    could you imagine him and cousin in the same locker room? A Coach worst nightmare

    • John hooks

      Could you imagine me and your mom in your room? a sons worst nightmare.

  • John hooks

    Glad we didn’t go through with this dumb trade.we do not want J-break on our team.thanks.

    • Falcon4me

      You can have my mom the question is how’s your mom look in a piston shirt only.HMM