Originally Posted by ZMonkey11
I still don't understand what part of Josh Smith will help us. Why would he work on our team? He isn't a PF, he isn't a SF. He's some weird middle area. He can't space the floor and even when he does, he's not a good 3 point shooter. That has been evident throughout his career, yet he kept chucking until last year.
He is a headache. A premadonna. I don't know the solution for the Pistons, but putting 12+mil into Josh Smith is NOT a good idea. Feels like a CV, Ben Gordon, do something so it doesn't look like Joe D is sitting on his hands.
To be fair, Josh Smith is a much better player than CV or Gordon. He's a top 30 or so player in this league and one of its very best defenders. He isn't a great fit as a SF, I fully admit it. OTOH, I feel like with him,Drummond and Monroe up front, we are going to play very good defense as a team, outrebound you and outscore you in the paint. That's not a bad recipe for winning games. You just need your guards to rain 3s at that point.