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The Pistons are interested in Josh Smith?

Posted on: November 3, 2010 2:40 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2010 2:42 pm
Posted by Royce Young

A report came out earlier in the week saying because of Al Horford's extension, the Hawks might not be able to keep Josh Smith and therefore, might be open to trading him.

And according to Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press, the Pistons might just be interested. (If not in Smith, then potentially Chris Kaman too.) Ellis says that once the Pistons sale goes official, they will strongly consider a Richard Hamilton for Josh Smith swap.

(Record scratch.)

Wait, what? Hamilton for Smith... straight up? I'm not saying Richard Hamilton isn't a fine basketball player - because he is - but we're talking about Josh Smith here. Sure, Hamilton has a contract that's somewhat attractive ($12.5 million expiring in 2013) but it's not like it's the best thing ever. Hamilton is 32, has been in the league 11 years and his averages are taking a big dip (he's putting up 10.7 ppg this year). Smith, is a rare talent that's just 24 years old and potentially hasn't scraped his ceiling yet.

So yeah Joe Dumars, I guess I can understand why you'd "seriously consider" trading Richard Hamilton for Josh Smith. Here are a few more good trade ideas Dumars is seriously considering:
  • Season 4 of "Sister Sister" for Season 4 of "The Wire"
  • The 2004 NBA title for a fully-loaded baked potato
If Dumars is able to pull something like that off, I will absolutely retract all of these lame jokes and give it up to him. But as of right now, someone saying they'd "seriously consider" trading Hamilton for Josh Smith is kind of like me saying I'll trade you this $5 for your $20. Doesn't really compute.

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: November 3, 2010 7:10 pm

The Pistons are interested in Josh Smith?

 * Will Bynum for Andrew Bynum

* Austin Daye for Detroit's 2007 pick back so maybe Dumars could take Omri Casspi or Taj Gibson or Roddy Beaubois

yeah I would do the other ones Wink but these ones no thank you, Bynum for Bynum? Cmon we all know Will Bynum is the real "Bynumite!" and Andrew is always hurt the Pistons could use a big but cmon we need one that actually can play like a Chris Kaman that was mentioned

Daye for Casspi, Gibson, Beaubois? Don't make much sense to me those guys are better now but the Pistons drafted to as a project and to develop and after season he's already developed into a better player give him a few years and he'll be better than those other 3 guys definitively.

As for this rumor heck yeah man I'd trade Rip in a heartbeat for J-Smoove. Now I love Rip's talent and what he can do and what he's done for the Pistons but man we could use Josh Smith on this team right now. I don't think it makes much sense though, considering the reason the Hawks would consider trading Smith is because of the money well Rip's contracts runs through 2013 so doesn't make much sense plus they have Joe Johnson already filling the SG spot. Now something with Tayshaun Prince and some other pieces would make much more sense considering Prince 11-12 mil contract expires this offseason so a deal with him would make more sense.

Anyways hopefully the Pistons make some kind of move and if it's for Josh Smith I'll be ecstatic but I'm not going to hold my breath because trading for a guy like Smith well lets just say the Hawks have to sign off on the deal too.....

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: November 3, 2010 4:45 pm

The Pistons are interested in Josh Smith?

I think this trade would be mutually beneficial.

Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:57 pm

The Pistons are interested in Josh Smith?

Silly Pistons thinking they can get Josh Smith for R.I.P. 
Smith is currently paying like one of the best defenders in the NBA, while I don't blame the PIstons for trying to acquire him, it would be silly of the Hawks to trade him because quite frankly they won't get equal value. Best thing is to ride him out and try to be successful in the playoffs this year. If they begin to fall out of playoff contention, then it's another story and they should move him for draft picks. 

Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:36 pm

The Pistons are interested in Josh Smith?

Of course the Pistons would do the trade, but NO WAY Atlanta will ever think about doing trading Josh Smith for Hamilton.  Why?1) The Hawks are loaded at the 2 guard (Joe Johnson, Jamal Crawford, Mo Evans, and promising Rookie Jordan Crawford)2) It wouldn't be for salary concerns because both salaries are similar and both expire in the same year.3) Hamilton is washed up.4) Despite ESPN trying to make a news story out of nothing (CHAD FORD), the Hawks are not gonna trade Josh Smith just for the heck of it.

Since: Nov 2, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2010 3:34 pm

The Pistons are interested in Josh Smith?

I totally agree. Josh Smith is young and very talented. There is no way that trade goes down, one-for-one, without a few throw-ins or additional dollars trading hands.

Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: November 3, 2010 2:57 pm

The Pistons are interested in Josh Smith?

I just have one thing to say about this supposed trade...


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