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Clips Nation 12 hours ago

Josh Smith Explains It All

The Players Tribune is cleaning up Clipper offseason controversy well enough. In an article entitled "Facts Only," Josh Smith explains what he was talking about in that quote that has crossed many national media outlets. Spoilers: (though I doubt you'll need them) He was talking about his family. While we put 2 and 2 together earlier, it's nice to hear from Smith himself. In that article, Smith says: The whole thing about it being “harder on me” comes down to family. It seems obvious to me, but maybe I could have said it more clearly. If you know the NBA, you know that moving to a...
Los Angeles Times 18 hours ago

Clippers' Josh Smith addresses reports that called him greedy

Josh Smith wrote a column for the Players' Tribune to clarify a remark that he  made at a Clippers news conference earlier this month.
Clips Nation Jul 27, 2015

Chris Paul, Josh Smith, Blake Griffin as playmakers

Seth Partnow looks at the art of playmaking from a statistical POV Just a link to a very worthwhile article in Washington Post by Seth Partnow. the numbers and Partnow's conclusions are a bit confusing but I'm a mathematical moron. But Blake Griffin, Chris Paul, and Josh Smith came out looking pretty good. Well... CP3 came out looking amazing, but that's no surprise. Blake is remarkably efficient on the other side of the playmaking coin... he rarely screws up when he's at the receiving end of a dime. Josh Smith turns the ball over too much but his pure playmaking ability is rather...
Clips Nation Jul 24, 2015

Josh Smith and How Set Off Works

Josh Smith took less to come to the Clippers this year because he is still getting paid by Detroit. How much less? Find out how to calculate it. There's been a lot of speculation today about what Josh Smith meant when talking about how this season will be hard on him and his family, which has been already covered on this site here (hint it's not about money). But let's talk about money for a minute. Josh Smith took less than he is worth on the open market by coming to the Clippers on a minimum deal. Even Houston, another Western conference contender, was willing to pay him more than the...
Detroit Bad Boys Jul 24, 2015

Josh Smith Go Fund Me campaign going about as well as expected

The man just wants to provide for his family, people. The Detroit Pistons are paying Josh Smith $5.4 million to not play for them next season, and the power forward recently inked a deal from the Los Angeles Clippers for the veteran's minimum ($1.5 million.). That means Smith will make $6.9 million next season to be a reserve on a championship contending Clippers squad. That might make you think everything's working out great for Smith, but if you ask him, the arrangement is going to make it difficult to provide for his family. "At the end of the day, you know, I do have a family," he...
Clips Nation Jul 24, 2015

Josh Smith is Not Complaining about his Salary

Josh Smith has been unjustly grilled by the media for comments he made at the Clippers' press conference about family hardship. With the introduction of new and returning players at the Clippers’ press conference, Josh Smith has gotten some flak for comments he made at about the 14 minute mark. Specifically, he noted that "[i]t wasn’t about the money because of the Detroit situation. But at the end of the day, you know, I do have a family. So, it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I’m going to push through it and try to do long-term after this year. But I think, this...
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Josh Smith didn’t fit in Rockets’ new rotation so he moved on

Josh Smith surprised many by leaving the Rockets for the Clippers, but the Rockets were not surprised at all. He left for the same reason the Rockets believe they can replace him. If they are healthy, he could not be guaranteed consistent playing time. The Rockets are determined to play Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 22, 2015

Rockets looking at veterans to fill final roster spots

Josh Smith was not at the stage of his career to be the wise veteran at the end of a bench behind younger players. He is just 29 and still abundantly talented. The Rockets, however, do have openings for that job. If they can stay healthy, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas will be the Rockets’ […]
The Dream Shake Jul 16, 2015

Josh Smith is a Clipper. What does that mean for the Rockets?

Smoove moves westward. Josh Smith is a Clipper. On Thursday,  Josh Smith signed with Los Angeles for the veteran minimum, rejecting a $2.5 million dollar offer from Houston. Of course, money is not exactly an issue, seeing as Smith is still getting paid around $5 mill for the next few years to not play for Detroit. On leaving Houston, Smith had this to say: Josh Smith statement on leaving the Rockets and signing with the Clippers. pic.twitter.com/SlVmezfLEA — Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) July 16, 2015 For the Clippers, this is an undeniably good signing, on paper especially....
Clips Nation Jul 16, 2015

The Clippers second unit: what a glorious mess it could be

The Clippers are on the verge of signing Josh Smith, which would give them one of the most talented -- and potentially most frustrating -- benches in the league next season. With the impending signing of Josh Smith to a minimum deal, the Clippers seem to be cornering the market on talented but ultra-low efficiency players for their second unit. These guys all have talent -- enough to be lottery picks, win Sixth Man of the Year, start for the best defensive team in the league, etc. etc. -- but my sweet FSM can they take some bad shots. Let's update our depth chart first: Point...
Orange County Register Jul 16, 2015
Clippers agree to deal with forward Josh Smith

Clippers agree to deal with forward Josh Smith

Josh Smith tortured the Clippers in the second half of Game 6 of the second round last season, helping lead Houston to a 19-point comeback that helped end their season. Thursday, he signed on to make sure something like that wouldn't happen again....
Houston Chronicle Jul 16, 2015

Report: Josh Smith leaving Rockets for Clippers

Josh Smith will be joining one of the Rockets’ main Western Conference rivals. RealGM reported Thursday that Smith has agreed to a deal with the Clippers. Smith played a key role as the Rockets rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Clippers in the second round of this year’s playoffs. Smith joined the Rockets […]
Clips Nation Jul 16, 2015

Report: Clippers to Sign Josh Smith

According to Shams Charania of RealGM, the Clippers have reached a contract agreement with Josh Smith.  The Clippers can only use the minimum salary to sign players at this point, meaning that Smith likely took a significant cut from what he could have gotten to return in Houston. While remaining infamous among Clippers fans for his role in the team's elimination just a couple of months ago, it's undeniable that he's a very talented player to have on the second unit, especially if Doc Rivers can wrangle him into attempting less threes. Smith, Clippers finalizing terms on deal in Los...
The Dream Shake Jul 13, 2015

Film Study: How Marcus Thornton can help the Rockets offense

Marcus Thornton will join the Houston Rockets on a one-year veteran’s minimum deal. We go to the film and break down where on offense Marcus Thornton can contribute. Free Agency for the Houston Rockets is usually filled with dramatic story lines and first-class free agents. However, this off-season has been more about continuity and building off of what was a very successful season and playoff run. In an attempt to save their MLE (Mid-Level Exception) for K.J. McDaniels and/or Josh Smith, the Rockets will likely only add players through minimum signings or through trades. The signing of...
Sactown Royalty Jul 9, 2015

Kings still interested in Josh Smith, per report

The Kings have cap space, so let's get loco. The Sacramento Kings are still reportedly interested in free agent Josh Smith, according to a report by Marc Spears of Yahoo. The Kings have been connected to Smith in a variety of rumors over the years, but it might finally come to fruition. Kings remain interested in Rockets free agent F Josh Smith, a source said. Smith & new Kings PG Rajon Rondo were Oak Hill Academy teammates. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 9, 2015 Smith has always been a talented player, but has had questionable effort and shot selection. But perhaps Smith...

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