4:24 AM EST, Fri December 26, 2014

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17 hours ago
Rotoworld
Josh Smith said he is excited to join the Houston Rockets.
Dec 24, 2014
Rotoworld
Donatas Motiejunas will likely return to a bench role once Josh Smith signs with Houston Wednesday evening.
Dec 23, 2014
ESPN Fantasy Basketball
Most of the NBA media have the Houston Rockets as the favorite to sign forward Josh Smith after he clears waivers on Wednesday. The Rockets appear to ...
Rotoworld 17 hours ago

Josh Smith excited to join Houston Rockets - Josh Smith (F) Houston Rockets

Josh Smith said he is excited to join the Houston Rockets.
The Dream Shake 18 hours ago

Josh Smith was really bad on the Pistons

A Pistons blogger gives us the details The major justification for adding Josh Smith has been the hope that he "won't be the first option in Houston, so he won't need to take all these shots." That may be true, but what happens if he remains Detroit Josh Smith, chucking up clunkers left and right and putting a stranglehold on the offense? One hopes McHale will bench him quickly and he won't cause problems. But him playing like that night after night is still a possibility. That's what he's been doing for more than a year. So I decided to ask someone who has been watching him do it for more...
The Dream Shake 18 hours ago

The Rockets sign Josh Smith

The power forward is on his way to the Rockets. What's next? Josh Smith will be a member of the Houston Rockets, it appears. Adrian Wojnarowski got the scoop (it is the Rockets after all), saying Smith has committed to signing for the Rockets' $2.077 million bi-annual exception. The Rockets need to cut someone to make a move, but a trade could be in the works instead: Rockets working on a deal to create a roster spot, according to a source. Smith expected to sign Thursday or Friday. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 24, 2014 So Smith will hold out until Morey can make a...
New York Post Dec 24, 2014
Derek Fisher: Knicks were not interested in Josh Smith

Derek Fisher: Knicks were not interested in Josh Smith

Knicks coach Derek Fisher indicated the Knicks weren’t hot for recently waived Pistons power forward Josh Smith, who reportedly will sign with the Rockets. Even if the Knicks had interest,...
The Dream Shake Dec 24, 2014

How does Josh Smith affect the Rockets' rotation?

Averaging 13 points and 7 rebounds with the Detroit Pistons, Josh Smith will undoubtedly jump into a role with the Houston Rockets and immediately have an impact...But where will his minutes come from? Whether you have an optimistic or pessimistic view on the Josh Smith signing, one thing is for sure: there are certainly going to be some major rotation shake-ups. All of the sudden, Houston is loaded at the power forward position with a developed Donatas Motiejunas, "J-Smoove," and Terrence Jones, who will hopefully return from injury soon. All signs point to Josh Smith signing with the...
Detroit Bad Boys Dec 24, 2014

Without Josh Smith, Stan Van Gundy will 'spread around' playmaking duties

Despite his faults, Josh Smith was a talented player – especially as a playmaker finding his teammates. The Pistons frequently used him as a point forward to take advantage of his passing ability, which was reflected in traditional counting stats and advanced metrics: he was averaging a career-high marks with 4.7 assists per game and a 26.5 assist percentage, and he led the Pistons with a 25.3 usage rate. Now that Smith is off the roster, Stan Van Gundy expects to spread the playmaking load among the entire team rather than asking one specific player to step up. "If you look at the stats...
Los Angeles Times Dec 24, 2014

Josh Smith reportedly headed to Houston Rockets, not Clippers

The Clippers can cross one potential item off their last-minute Christmas shopping list.
Pounding The Rock Dec 24, 2014

Why signing Josh Smith makes sense for the Rockets

We should probably stop calling him "J-Smoove," now. I'd go with just "Smoove." On the surface, it sounds like a perfect recipe for comedy. Josh Smith, a player who's gained notoriety for being an atrocious shooter and basically the anti-thesis of what modern analytic-driven teams would want in a player, joining a Houston Rockets club run by the league's preeminent egghead in General Manager Daryl Morey. After all, why would the Rockets, a team who eschews the long two on principle, be interested in someone shooting a career-low 39.1 percent and who shoots a long two on 25.8 percent of...
Grand Rapids Press Dec 24, 2014
Josh Smith to sign with Houston Rockets after clearing waivers today, according to reports

Josh Smith to sign with Houston Rockets after clearing waivers today, according to reports

In a surprise move, the Pistons waived the veteran power forward Monday and paid him the remaining $28 million due on the four-year contract he signed as a free agent in 2013.

Reports: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Houston Rockets

Veteran forward Josh Smith has agreed to sign a deal with the Houston Rockets, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday.
Clips Nation Dec 24, 2014

Josh Smith lands with Rockets -- did the West just get tougher AGAIN?

Smith wanted a guarantee of a starting position which Houston gave him. He shores up the weakest spot for the Rockets and makes them deeper and better. Josh Smith, waived earlier this week by the Detroit Pistons, will join the Houston Rockets where he will immediately shore up the weakest position on a strong team by becoming the starting power forward. It's the second time in about a week that an Eastern Conference All Star has joined a Western Conference contender at their weakest spot, coming shortly after Rajon Rondo was traded to the Dallas Mavericks. The Los Angeles Clippers were...
The Dream Shake Dec 24, 2014

Josh Smith to sign with the Rockets, per report

The power forward can sign on the dotted line at 4 p.m. CT Josh Smith will be a member of the Houston Rockets, it appears. Adrian Wojnarowski got the scoop (it is the Rockets after all), saying Smith has committed to signing for the Rockets' $2.077 million bi-annual exception. The Rockets need to cut someone to make a move, but a trade could be in the works instead: Rockets working on a deal to create a roster spot, according to a source. Smith expected to sign Thursday or Friday. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 24, 2014 So Smith will hold out until Morey can make a...
Houston Chronicle Dec 24, 2014

Josh Smith to sign with the Rockets

Free agent forward Josh Smith to sign with the Rockets a person with knowledge of the decision said. More to come.

Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem want Josh Smith in Miami

The Rockets are considered frontrunners to sign free agent Josh Smith when he clears waivers on Wednesday, but that didn't stop Heat co-captains Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem from expressing interest in the player. Wade and Haslem would like Smith...

Heat maneuver for McRoberts relief, possibly to add Josh Smith

The Miami Heat on Tuesday began the machinations -- in both actions and words -- needed to gain salary-cap relief for the knee injury sustained by forward Josh McRoberts, possibly creating an avenue to add free-agent forward Josh Smith.

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