Reggie Jackson Is Very Surprised To Learn He Had 20 Assists Tonight

Reggie Jackson really wanted out from Oklahoma City, and with Brandon Jennings sidelined with a ruptured Achilles, he's getting a chance to make a team his own for the first time. Tonight he had his best game as a Piston, scoring an efficient 23 points and dropping 20 dimes in a win over the Grizzlies. You can see… » 3/18/15 1:31am 3/18/15 1:31am

The Thunder, Pistons, And Jazz Made A Good Trade

The Oklahoma City Thunder are glad they got rid of Reggie Jackson. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are glad; the coach and front office are glad; the fans are glad. By all accounts, by the time they finally traded him yesterday, in a three-way deal that landed him in Detroit, the discontented backup guard had… » 2/20/15 1:55pm 2/20/15 1:55pm

Greg Monroe Goes Silent Rather Than Throw Josh Smith Under The Bus

The Pistons have gone 10-2 since cutting Josh Smith, including last night's win over the Indiana Pacers that featured a last second tip-in by Andre Drummond. One of the players to benefit most from Smith's absence is Greg Monroe, who has more time to work in the post now that defenses can't double him and dare Smith… » 1/17/15 6:15pm 1/17/15 6:15pm

Nothing Prettier Than A Brandon Jennings Floater

Brandon Jennings's floater is a gorgeous, arcing, wisp of a shot; it darts just through and over a mess of limbs on its way up before dropping clean through the net, occasionally flying high enough to kiss off the top of the glass before coming back down. It's a perfect shot. There's nothing exactly like it in the… » 1/13/15 2:33pm 1/13/15 2:33pm

Josh Smith Has Been So, So, So, So Bad This Year

Stan van Gundy has thrown Josh Smith into a volcano. Surely, this is the funniest thing that will happen in the NBA this year. But while we wait to see where Josh ends up next—the Rockets are apparently in the lead, but we all want him on the Mavs—let us remember that however well we think he might fit into another… » 12/22/14 3:42pm 12/22/14 3:42pm

Stan Van Gundy Shows Us How Much It Hurts To Coach Josh Smith

One of the many problems Stan Van Gundy faced when he took over the Detroit Pistons was Josh Smith's dreadful three-point shooting. He shot 265 threes last season and only hit 26 percent of them, but Stan Van has managed to put the straps on him a bit this year. Smith's shot just 30 threes so far (he's hit only eight… » 12/08/14 12:16pm 12/08/14 12:16pm

Klay Thompson Dunk Sends Kyle Singler Stumbling Into Crowd

There are better dunks and worse posterizations than this Thompson-Singler affair, but Singler's exit makes this fantastic. Despite his efforts to remain upright, he stumbles back for what feels like forever, until he runs into the cameraman. It's at this point that he gives in to momentum and just plunges into the… » 2/24/14 11:10pm 2/24/14 11:10pm

Is Josh Smith The Worst Three-Point Shooter Of All Time?

The Detroit Bad Boys blog has an interesting and fundamentally unsurprising post about Josh Smith and his catastrophic shooting this season. So we thought, Why not pile on? Here are a few ways in which Josh Smith is even worse than he seems in an article that concludes he's the worst three-point shooter of all time. » 1/22/14 2:06pm 1/22/14 2:06pm