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NBA free agency: Josh Smith agrees to 4-year, $56 million deal with Pistons

Josh Smith and the Detroit Pistons agreed in principle to a reported four-year, $56 million deal.

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Pistons have plenty of room for Dre, Smith, Monroe

While people question whether Josh Smith fits on Pistons, many are also concerned team can't afford to pay big bucks to three big men. Here is why they're wrong.

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Smith hungry to lead Pistons to next level

You can say this for the Pistons highest-paid player -- he has great respect for Detroit and craves the responsibility of leading young team to next level.

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Greg Monroe speaks about Josh Smith signing

According to MLIVE, Greg Monroe is pleased with the Josh Smith signing and acknowledges that the expectations are going to rise.

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The Highs and Lows of Josh Smith

So lets get this out of the way: his shot selection was abysmal—there was some devil perched atop his left shoulder whispering about the sexiness of bricked 18-footers and pull-up jumpers, and for some reason, he listened. He put a chink in his efficiency, lowering his field goal percentage with every ill advised upchuck. Aside from that well documented flaw, Smith was about as complete a player as one can be, but that didn’t stop the onslaught from the public or the hilarious "boo!"s that accompanied every outside shot. He didn’t deserve half of the heat laid at his doorstep, but he received the complaints with class, even if he maintained a stubborn resilience to continue his questionable shot selection.

Daniel Christian of Peachtree Hoops reflects on Josh Smith's career in Atlanta.
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What others are saying about the Josh Smith deal

We know how most of DBB feels, but what are others saying? Here's a roundup:

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Josh Smith: Another Joe Dumars free agency failure

In signing Josh Smith, Joe Dumars has repeated the failed free agent strategy that cursed the Detroit Pistons in 2009. It is the third significant free agent purse Joe Dumars has spent in four years, with each of them costing the team dearly.

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Josh Smith agrees to substantial deal with Pistons

The Pistons got their guy, much to the chagrin of the fans.

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Are Pistons going to strike out on Iggy, Smith?

As of 3 p.m. Friday it appeared that Josh Smith was headed to the Rockets and Andre Iguodala was headed to the Golden State Warriors. If Detroit strikes out on their biggest priorities what is/should be their backup plan?

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Pistons show restraint with Smith, Iggy

As others have suggested in the comments, part of me wonders if Joe Dumars is simply trolling the rest of the league by feigning interest, driving up the price. It's probably wishful thinking, though.

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Josh Smith talks end with no offer made ... yet

Five-hour meeting called productive and intriguing. Dumars to talk to Andre Iguodala. Smith meanwhile being courted hard to join Dwight Howard in Houston.

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Rumors: Pistons pursuing Josh Smith

Stop me if you've heard this one before. Pistons have been linked to Josh Smith for years, including before Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond stepped foot inside the Palace. Hard to know if this is a legacy association or fresh interest.

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Keith Langlois: Josh Smith a bad "fit" for Pistons

Keith Langlois writes in his weekly mailbag that Josh Smith is not a good fit for the Detroit Pistons, whose future frontcourt is already established in Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond.

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