The Detroit Pistons just made a move I never thought they would, they just waived Josh Smith!
For those of you who have followed this blog or follow me on twitter you know that I’m not a fan of Mr. Smith, so today’s news comes as a huge surprise and an early Christmas present to many Pistons fans (and a Happy Hanukkah to those who don’t celebrate Santa!).
God bless you Mr. Van Gundy, you’re a bad ass in my eyes.
Via Detroit Pistons press release.
“Our team has not performed the way we had expected throughout the first third of the season and adjustments need to be made in terms of our focus and direction,” said Stan Van Gundy, Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations for the Detroit Pistons. “We are shifting priorities to aggressively develop our younger players while also expanding the roles of other players in the current rotation to improve performance and build for our future. As we expand certain roles, others will be reduced. In fairness to Josh, being a highly versatile 10-year veteran in this league, we feel it’s best to give him his freedom to move forward. We have full respect for Josh as a player and a person.”
For those of you who want to celebrate, please get in touch with me, @need4sheed_com, I really think we need to all get together and have a celebratory drink!