Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith has been the subject of much - until now - rhetorical debate among Phoenix Suns fans. Would he fit in the offense? Would he play defense? Is he a bad character guy? What would it cost to get him?
Well, now it's a very real conversation. According to a statement put out by the Detroit Pistons today, Josh Smith has been released.
In 28 games for Detroit, he's put up 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in 32 minutes, which is a little under his career numbers, but given the discord in Detroit, that's not surprising. Maybe a change of scenery would help?
What do you think, Bright Side? Josh Smith
is could be available for pennies on the dollar and no outgoing assets. Should Lon Babby and Ryan McDonough make a bid?
Note: A team can make a waiver claim on Smith but would assume his salary which is $13.5m for the rest of this season plus the next two. If he clears waivers, which is most likely, he will be a free agent. The only team with enough cap space to claim Smith off waivers are the 76ers.