No Love Lost Between Josh Smith And Hawks Fans

Josh Smith is an Atlanta-area native who played for the Hawks for nine seasons, but Hawks fans seem as overjoyed to be rid of Smith as Smith is to be rid of them. This wasn't always the case: in his first return to Philips Arena last season as a member of the Detroit Pistons, he received "'some cheering, a little… » 3/04/15 12:49am 3/04/15 12:49am

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

Hey, Whoa, Maybe The Pistons Are Good Now

The Detroit Pistons went to Dallas and beat the hell out of the Mavericks last night, 108-95, for their seventh consecutive victory. They're 7-0 since waiving Josh Smith on Dec. 22; they were 5-23 before that. Maybe they are good, now! » 1/08/15 2:18pm 1/08/15 2:18pm

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

The Detroit Pistons Just Straight-Up Released Josh Smith

Damn, man. The word from ESPN's Marc Stein is that the Detroit Pistons have waived Josh Smith, as sure a sign as any that Stan Van Gundy and the front office are fed the fuck up with this current version of the team. » 12/22/14 12:13pm 12/22/14 12:13pm

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

Mediocre Power Forwards Are Beefing Because Josh Smith Can't Shoot

The Denver Nuggets beat the Detroit Pistons 89-79 Wednesday night, behind Kenneth Faried's 22 points and 17 rebounds in a hyper-efficient 28 minutes. But after the game, he mostly wanted to talk about why the Pistons lost the game. Specifically, because of Josh Smith: » 10/30/14 11:06pm 10/30/14 11:06pm

Josh Smith Gets Mozgov'd By Mozgov, Wants To Quit Life

For once, Timofey Mozgov was the one throwing a forearm into some poor schmuck's face before cramming one on his head, and it was good. As for Josh Smith, well, that's the unmistakable reaction of a man who is on a 25-win team and has just about had it with this bullshit. » 3/20/14 10:47am 3/20/14 10:47am

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

Josh Smith And The Deeply Constipated Offense Of The Detroit Pistons

Coming into this season, the Detroit Pistons were flagged by a lot of advanced metrics as a likely candidates for a sneaky good year. Instead, Detroit, and especially its offense, has been among the most comically misshapen teams in recent history. » 12/11/13 7:02pm 12/11/13 7:02pm

The Hawks-Pacers Series Is Boring, But These Dunks Are Not

Don't give a shit about who wins the first-round playoff series between the Hawks and Pacers? Don't worry, neither does anyone else. But you should give a shit about what Roy Hibbert and Gerald Green did last night. Each threw down a dunk that was more than worthy of the playoff stage. » 4/25/13 9:12am 4/25/13 9:12am

Kobe Dunks Like Kobe Hasn't Dunked In Years, And The Lakers Are At .500

After a stirring one-point win over the Hawks last night, the Lakers find themselves in a place they haven't been since Dec. 28: at .500. This means you can no longer objectively call them a bad team. You could call them an average team, but they've been on a quiet roll for more than a month. » 3/04/13 8:55am 3/04/13 8:55am

Jameer Nelson Did Not Use His Free Nosebleed Seats For The Hawks-Bulls…

Back in April, the Chicago Bulls held off the Magic 102-99 after a Jameer Nelson three-pointer came too late. Nelson congratulated Bulls guard Derrick Rose with a promise to "catch you in the second round" of the playoffs (video of the exchange is above; the mixing is not our doing) during Rose's post-game sideline… » 5/03/11 10:45am 5/03/11 10:45am

Josh Smith Responds To "Crazy Bandwagon Columnist" Who Guaranteed Hawks…

Three days ago, when the Atlanta Hawks were leading the Orlando Magic three games to two in their series, Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel wrote a column that predicted the Hawks would squander the lead and that included the phrase "Call me a crazy bandwagon columnist." So we'll go ahead and call him a crazy… » 4/29/11 5:30pm 4/29/11 5:30pm

This Is What Happens When Three NBA Players Appear On The Fox Business…

Andre Iguodala, Josh Smith, and Russell Westbrook stopped by the Fox Business Network to promote NBA 2K11 and were ambushed by a strange British man who asked leading questions about paying taxes. Awkward and informative. [SB Nation, Free Darko] » 10/01/10 5:45pm 10/01/10 5:45pm

Last Night's Winner: Josh Smith

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like the small number of people who can say that they've won a game with a buzzer-beating, put-back slam dunk. That usually makes a good story. » 3/25/10 9:00am 3/25/10 9:00am

Mike Bibby Doesn't Appreciate Your Gentle Hands, Josh Smith

Mike Bibby and Josh Smith got into ... something during a recent timeout. Listen to science, Bibby! Your season may depend on it! [Ball Don't Lie, soundtrack provided by the Misfits] » 3/17/10 3:20pm 3/17/10 3:20pm

Kevin Garnett Breaks Into UCLA Locker Room, Rustles Through Their Stuff

In this new Adidas campaign, Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady, Dwight Howard and Josh Smith visit various college locker rooms and try on players' uniforms. Your uncle has a similar problem, but it involves women's clothing. » 3/12/09 2:40pm 3/12/09 2:40pm