Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars put the full court press on Josh Smith Monday morning, meeting with the unrestricted free-agent as soon as the NBA free agency period officially started at 12:01 a.m., and was ready with a plan to offer Smith a “substantial four-year offer,” according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Woj actually notes that “Smith is the Pistons’ top priority on the market,” along with re-signing point guard Jose Calderon.
Smith, 27, has spent his entire nine-year career with the Atlanta Hawks. He is coming off one of his best seasons, averaging 17.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.
Detroit would love to sign the 6’9” Smith and add him to a pair of young and talented frontcourt players in 6’10” Andre Drummond and 6’11” Greg Monroe.