The Detroit Pistons have waived forward Josh Smith, who signed a 4 year $54 mil contract on July 11th, 2013. In 105 games played with Detroit, Smith averaged 15.5 points per game, 6.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists, right around his career averages. However, he is shooting just 41.3% from the field as a member of the Pistons (31.9% this season) and just 51.5% from the free throw line (46.8%). He will be signed by a team very quickly,
but he will most likely land on a team where he becomes a bench player, unless a team like the Los Angeles Lakers or Milwaukee Bucks go after him. He just turned 29 years old.
This is GREAT news for Greg Monroe, who has seen just 19 starts this season, yet still leads the Pistons at 14.7 points per game 2nd on the team in rebounds at 8.8 to Andre Drummond's 12.6. Kyle Singler and Caron Butler should also get increased minutes.
Hold on J-Smoove and see where he lands before deciding what to do with him in fantasy basketball!
Pistons will use stretch provision on remaining $26 million of Josh Smith's contract, league source tells Yahoo. This gives some cap relief. - @WojYahooNBA