NBA Trade Rumors: Pistons would move Josh Smith if they could

Jan 28, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons small forward Josh Smith (6) moves the ball defended by Orlando Magic small forward Tobias Harris (12) in the second half at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Detroit 103-87. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors — The Detroit Pistons’ experiment with a huge frontcourt has not worked out. As a result, many have speculated whether the team would move Greg Monroe before he hits restricted free agency, in order to mix things up. However, if the team could find any takers for Josh Smith, it seems that moving their newest acquisition would be the preferred option.

The Josh Smith experiment in Detroit is not going well, and there’s strong opinion around the league that the Pistons would trade him if they could — and “could” is the key word. Since Smith is in the first year of a four-year, $56 million deal, he is one of the most untradable players in the league.

(via ESPN)

As the report mentions, no one would really be willing to take on that huge contract, even though Smith is still a pretty good player. In the comforts of his new contract, Smith is putting up the worst field-goal percentage of his career, while taking a career-high 3.6 threes per game, connecting on 23.8% of his long-range attempts.

Regardless of what happens, the big frontcourt has clearly been killing floor spacing for the Pistons, and someone will have to go eventually.

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