Mar 1, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith (6) brings the ball up the court during the third quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Smith Rumors: Pistons expect Smith to attend training camp

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The Detroit Pistons have been the subject of more than a few trade rumors in recent days thanks to the Sacramento Kings undying interest in forward Josh Smith.

But while the Kings remain interested in Smith, the Pistons haven’t yet heard a deal they like and aren’t expecting to be without their forward as training camp arrives later this summer.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo! Sports, the Pistons are expecting Smith to be at training camp this summer despite the rampant trade rumors surrounding him.

Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy reached out to forward Josh Smith to tell him that reports of the franchise engaging in substantive trade talks with Sacramento centered on Smith have been inaccurate and – barring an unexpected turn of events – Smith will be in training camp with the Pistons this fall, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Smith would be a nice pickup for the Kings but the Pistons know they have an All-Star caliber player in Smith and won’t be giving up on him before Stan Van Gundy can get a crack at tapping into the sharp shooting ability that the former Atlanta Hawks star has within him.

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