Saturday, July 6, 2013

Josh Smith with a powerful dunk against Pistons

Josh Smith goes coast to coast then uses a dribble move to get the hoop and dunk on his new team, the Pistons.

The Detroit Pistons just signed Josh Smith to a huge contract, 4 years 54 million dollars.  Smith has always been about the money and I bet the Pistons were the team willing to pay him the biggest amount of money.  

The roster that Smith is now joining has a very strong frontcourt with two really good and emerging young big men in Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.  Smith also probably agreed to join the Pistons because he will start at small forward which is a spot he has desired to play even though he has the size to play power forward.  He will have to work on his outside shot but his athleticism and speed is perfect to be a nightmare matchup for most small forwards in the NBA besides Lebron, KD, and Melo.  

Maybe the Pistons will now be able to make the playoffs by sneaking in the 7th or 8th spot in the East, something they haven't done since 2009 when they were swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers and you know who in the first round.  

To complete this roster the Pistons need to add a true point guard because Brandon Knight has proved he is a good player but more a scorer and a shooting guard.  Rodney Stuckey looked like he was going to be great but has slowed down these last couple of years and he isn't really a true point guard either.  On top of that the Pistons just lost Jose Calderon, who they traded for last season, to the Dallas Mavericks.  On top of all of that they needed to address the point guard spot in the draft this year and passed on the local kid from the University of Michigan, Trey Burke, to draft Caldwell Pope who is yet another small shooting guard.

Smith seemed like he wanted to join a contender in maybe Brooklyn, Houston, or Dallas but went for the highest contract and took the money.  There is nothing wrong with that and maybe he can turn Detroit's luck around and get them into the playoffs.