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Detroit Bad Boys Oct 19, 2014

Josh Smith injures ankle vs. Hawks, but says he's fine

Josh Smith only played six and a half minutes in the second half -- all in the third quarter -- due to an injured ankle. Josh Smith came down hobbling after hitting a half hook in the paint at the 5:29 mark of the third quarter during Saturday night's Pistons win in Atlanta. Smith immediately hunched over in pain before limping toward the Pistons' bench where he met Arnie Kander. Smith and Kander walked to the end of the bench where Kander worked his normal magic. Smith would not play the rest of the game, and the injury was a good guess as to why. After the game, Stan Van Gundy confirmed...
Detroit Bad Boys Oct 18, 2014
Piston vs. Hawks: Stan Van Gundy doesn't plan to play Andre Drummond, Josh Smith and Greg Monroe together

Piston vs. Hawks: Stan Van Gundy doesn't plan to play Andre Drummond, Josh Smith and Greg Monroe together

Stan Van Gundy wants to take a longer look at the wings during Saturday night's preseason game. Stan Van Gundy was adamant before the game that he was not happy with the team's defense on Friday night in Orlando, particularly from his big men. He said he expects Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith to anchor the defense. Drummond had five blocks, but Van Gundy was quick to discredit the statistic as any indication that the penguin played well on defense. Van Gundy does not plan on playing the 'Big 3' together on Saturday night against the Atlanta Hawks, stating that he wants to get a...
Detroit Bad Boys Oct 12, 2014
Josh Smith injury may keep him out of preseason game vs. Wizards

Josh Smith injury may keep him out of preseason game vs. Wizards

Josh Smith sat out of Saturday's practice with a groin injury. Stan Van Gundy was expecting to have Josh Smith off the bench on Sunday vs. the Washington Wizards as part of his plan to rotate Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Smith in the starting lineup during the preseason, but he may not have Smith at all. Josh Smith sat out of Saturday's practice with slight groin soreness, leaving his status for Sunday's 1 p.m. ET tip in Washington in question. Groin injuries can linger, so the Pistons may not want to push it in the preseason. We're only two preseason games deep, but there do not seem...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 11, 2014

Josh Smith sits out practice, could miss Detroit Pistons' game Sunday

Smith sat with a groin strain, while Jodie Meeks remained out with lingering back spasms, leaving both questionable for a preseason road game against the Washington Wizards.
Detroit Bad Boys Oct 7, 2014
Previewing the 2014-15 Pistons: Josh Smith

Previewing the 2014-15 Pistons: Josh Smith

With a move to power forward assured, and trade talk on hold, what can we expect from Detroit’s highest paid player? While there was plenty of blame to share for last season’s dismal 29-53 record, Josh Smith was the lightning rod for most of the criticism. Frankly, that’s what you should expect when you sign a $54 million contract and the end result is no more wins. This is especially the case when you miss more shots (716) than at any time in your career. Or when with 234 more attempts you make only 13 more field goals than you did in your most efficient year (2009-10). Speculation...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 5, 2014

Detroit Pistons notes: Josh Smith earns SVG's endorsement for practice leadership

The Pistons' highest-paid player figures to move permanently back to power forward this year, though Stan Van Gundy does plan to explore using Smith at small forward next week.

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