Joe Dumars is talking to Josh Smith in hopes of landing the free agent.
Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars met with Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith at 12:01 a.m. ET with a plan to make the free agent forward a substantial four-year offer, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Josh Smith is one of the top NBA free agents this summer. Atlanta has shown far more interest in working sign-and-trade arrangements for Smith than re-signing him to a long-term deal, league sources said.
Along with re-signing point guard Jose Calderon, Smith is the Pistons’ top priority on the market.
Dumars also will meet with forward Andre Iguodala on Monday in Los Angeles, but it’s doubtful the Pistons have the willingness to outbid Denver to sign him.” Via Yahoo Sports
It is also rumored that Detroit is in talks with Houston that would bring Jeremy Lin to Detroit in exchange for Jose Calderon in a sign and trade deal.
Since I can remember there has been talks to bring Smith to Detroit. I’m not sure if Dumars has a man crush on him, or it was the willingness for Atlanta to let him go, but it seems as though every season we have a Josh Smith to the Pistons rumor. It isn’t as if I’d be terribly upset to land the free agent, but he’s not as explosive as he used to be. Had the Pistons landed him a few years ago I’d be ecstatic.
As far at the Jeremy Lin rumor, I don’t know what to think of it.
One thing is clear, Dumars is doing his best to make this team a different as he can to “salvage” things.