He may not be the biggest name making a splash in the NBA’s free agency season, but former Atlanta Hawk Josh Smith has just agreed to a four-year deal with the Pistons making, well probably too much money, but that doesn’t matter to Brandon.
Smith is a capable, “two-way” small forward that brings in a lot of talent, and will make a formidable frontcourt with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe. He’ll also fill the whole that Tayshaun Prince left behind at the 3 spot when he was traded to Memphis earlier in the season. Smith averaged 18 and 8 with the Hawks, and also picked up over 4 assists per game, so Brandon Knight should have some help distributing the ball, as well.
Pair all of that with Brandon’s 12.05 PER and new draft pick Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and you’ve got some exciting things happening for the former Cat in Detroit. Will they contend in the East? Maybe not. But they should look to improve on their 29-53 record.