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2014-15 Pistons player review: Josh Smith made case for worst Piston in team history

Reviewing Josh Smith's disastrous 2014-15 season, and his Pistons career overall. There have been some lousy Detroit Pistons players over the years. Especially during the team's current streak of six straight seasons missing the playoffs. Ben Gordon and Charlie Villanueva were disappointing high-priced free agents. Brandon Knight struggled mightily when given more responsibility than he was ready for. Allen Iverson's short tenure was a disaster. But none of them came close to Josh Smith in his 105 games with the Pistons. The exclamation point to just how bad Josh Smith was for the Pistons...
Houston Chronicle May 26, 2015

Josh Smith gets Rockets off to fast start in must-win Game 4

Josh Smith really couldn’t explain how the Rockets could play so badly against the Warriors in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. Monday night, after Smith’s red-hot start in a must-win Game 4 for the Rockets, no explanation was necessary. Smith’s play told the tale in a 45-22 opening quarter in which he was […]
Houston Chronicle May 25, 2015

Josh Smith isn’t ready for time with Rockets to end

Josh Smith didn’t want to make it more complicated than it was. After all the pep talks, all the scouting reports, all the video, he just wanted another chance to play and another chance to do whatever he could to help his team recover from a crushing loss and a 3-0 deficit in the Western […]
Houston Chronicle May 23, 2015

Despite shooting woes, Kevin McHale wants Josh Smith to let it fly

Though Rockets forward Josh Smith had a tough night shooting the ball in Game 2 on Thursday, making 5 of 17 shots, Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he would never tell a player not to shoot. He might point out ways to get better shots, but he said he has learned not to diminish a […]

Dwight Howard playing in Game 2

How effective will Dwight Howard be playing hurt? The Warriors will find out in a few minutes, as Howard is listed in the Rockets’ starting lineup for Game 2. Howard sprained his left knee in a first-quarter collison with teammate Josh Smith in Game 1. Rockets coach Kevin McHale was asked before the game how receptive he was to heeding the advice of his training staff during his playing days.
Houston Chronicle May 19, 2015

Rockets will respond if Warriors get physical, Josh Smith says

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Warriors are prepared for a physical series with the Rockets. So are the Rockets, forward Josh Smith said. “I mean, it’s the postseason. So I don’t think at this point none of the teams are going to be playing passive,” said Smith, following a Tuesday morning shootaround at a downtown athletic […]

Josh Smith, Rockets thrilled with how things worked out

HOUSTON — There wasn’t a long conversation between Josh Smith and Kevin McHale when the Rockets’ coach decided to move the forward into the starting lineup a few games into the Western Conference semifinals. McHale told Smith he was starting, to play good defense and help the offense move the ball. The two have been in sync since Smith joined the Rockets in late December, and every time Smith has contributed in a positive way, McHale can’t hide his joy. In December, Smith had the lowest point of his 10-year NBA career. A few months later, Smith is at the highest point of his...
Houston Chronicle May 14, 2015

Josh Smith to start again in Game 6 ahead of Terrence Jones

Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he would start forward Josh Smith again in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Smith started in Game 5 and forward Terrence Jones came off the bench. “We just tried to change some things up, tried to get (Jones) with that second unit, […]
Houston Chronicle May 13, 2015

Terrence Jones, Josh Smith swap roles as Rockets adjust with season on the line

The Rockets were in need of a change. They needed more spark, more energy, more of something that would get them and keep them going in Game 5 against the Clippers in the Western Conference semifinals on Tuesday night. So the coaching staff made a change. Forward Josh Smith started and forward Terrence Jones came […]
Houston Chronicle May 4, 2015

Josh Smith set to face second consecutive suitor in playoffs

Rockets forward Josh Smith will once again get a chance to check out what could have been. For the second-consecutive playoff series, he will go against one of the teams he considered before signing as a free agent with the Rockets in December. Smith looked into Clippers after he was released by the Pistons. Clippers […]
Houston Chronicle May 1, 2015

When Josh Smith interviews Dwight Howard, it’s a familiar conversation

Rockets center Dwight Howard and forward Josh Smith have been friends for over two decades. After practice on Friday, the two went back and forth as Smith interviewed Howard during media availability. “How did it feel getting back and seeing your teammates and getting the competitive juices flowing again today?” Smith asked Howard. “I see […]
Houston Chronicle Apr 29, 2015

Josh Smith proves his worth in series against Mavericks

This is why Josh Smith was acquired midseason – to help lead the Rockets to where they haven’t gone in years. Smith, who the Rockets picked up in December, had 20 points and eight rebounds as the Rockets beat the Mavericks 103-94 on Tuesday to advance to the Western Conference semifinals for the first time […]

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