|Apr. 8 4:19 PM PT5:19 PM MT6:19 PM CT7:19 PM ET23:19 GMT7:19 4:19 PM MST6:19 PM EST3:19 UAE (+1)01:1919:19 ET6:19 PM CT22:19 - Smith has patella tendinitis in his left knee and did not play Tuesday against his former team, the Atlanta Hawks. .
Analysis: Smith wore a suit and watched from the bench. It was the first game he missed since leaving Atlanta in July to sign a four-year, $54 million contract as a free agent. Smith leads the Pistons, who are eliminated from playoff contention, with a 16.4 scoring average and is second with a 6.8 rebounding average.
|Mar. 26 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST6:09 UAE (+1)03:0922:09 ET8:09 PM CT1:09 - Smith had 24 points, six assists and eight boards Wednesday.
Analysis: Smith also dribbled himself into trouble, and missed a desperate shot as the 24-second clock expired on a key possession down the stretch as the Pistons blew a 16-point lead after three quarters.
|Mar. 22 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE05:250:25 ET10:25 PM CT3:25 - Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 98-92 loss at Phoenix on Friday night.
Analysis: More notable was that Smith went 0 for 8 at the line.
|Mar. 16 11:01 PM PT12:01 AM MT1:01 AM CT2:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:012:01 ET12:01 AM CT5:01 - Smith scored 23 in Saturday's loss to Indiana.
Analysis: Smith is averaging 22.0 points over his last four games while going 8 of 16 from 3-point range.
|Mar. 12 10:43 PM PT11:43 PM MT12:43 AM CT1:43 AM ET5:43 GMT13:43 10:43 PM MST12:43 AM EST9:43 UAE06:431:43 ET11:43 PM CT4:43 - Smith scored 24 in Tuesday's win over Sacramento on 10-of-17 shooting.
Analysis: Smith is now 22 for 41 over his last two games with 52 points. He averaged 14.3 points on 28.8 percent shooting over his previous three contests.
|Feb. 26 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CT2:42 - Smith scored 24 points in a 120-110 loss to the Spurs on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Smith actually made two 3-pointers, raising his percentage from long range to 23.6.
|Jan. 8 10:25 PM PT11:25 PM MT12:25 AM CT1:25 AM ET6:25 GMT14:25 11:25 PM MST1:25 AM EST10:25 UAE07:251:25 ET12:25 AM CT4:25 - Josh Smith had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit in an 89-85 game on Tuesday night. The loss was the fifth straight for the Pistons.
Analysis: Smith was especially effective on the glass, snapping a 14-game streak without double-digit rebounds.
|Dec. 27 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 PM MST9:00 PM EST6:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 PM CT0:00 - Smith turned in a horrific fantasy effort in a 109-92 loss at Orlando on Friday night.
Analysis: Smith made 2 of 13 shots for five points and seven boards. It should be a minor setback and hopefully he will bounce back in two straight games against Washington.
|Dec. 23 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST8:45 UAE05:4523:45 ET10:45 PM CT2:45 - Smith had 25 points in Monday's 115-92 win at Cleveland.
Analysis: Smith is averaging 23.8 points over the last six games, well above his season mark of 15.8.
|Dec. 16 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT3:30 - Smith scored a season-high 31 in Detroit's overtime loss to Portland on Sunday, going an impressive 13 for 17 from the field.
Analysis: Smith's field-goal percentage has suffered this season with a career-low 40.3 percent mark - perhaps playing alongside Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe has forced him away from the basket - but Sunday's performance certainly made fantasy owners happy. Still, it was just the seventh time in 25 games this season that he's shot 50.0 percent or better.
|Dec. 2 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - Smith scored 20 and matched a season-high by hitting three 3-pointers on five attempts in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: All of Smith's numbers are down in his first year in Detroit, perhaps most concerning being his career-low 40.8 field-goal percentage.
|July 10 9:11 AM PT10:11 AM MT11:11 AM CT12:11 PM ET16:11 GMT0:11 9:11 AM MST11:11 AM EST20:11 UAE18:1112:11 ET11:11 AM CT15:11 - The Detroit Pistons have signed Smith to a $54 million, four-year contract. The Pistons announced the addition Wednesday.
Analysis: Pistons president of basketball operations Joe Dumars calls Smith a two-way player. He says he looks forward to the forward blending his talent with the team's young nucleus. Detroit will likely start the 27-year-old Smith it its frontcourt with 23-year-old power forward Greg Monroe and center Andre Drummond, who turns 20 next month. The backcourt will include Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the No. 8 overall pick in the draft.
|July 6 12:26 PM PT1:26 PM MT2:26 PM CT3:26 PM ET19:26 GMT3:26 12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST23:26 UAE21:2615:26 ET2:26 PM CT18:26 - A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a $54 million, four-year contract with free agent Josh Smith.
Analysis: The person spoke Saturday on the condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. NBA rules prevent confirmation of moves until July 10, when Smith is expected to sign his deal.
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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
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