The J-Smoove era is over.
Josh Smith has left Atlanta and agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons for an estimated $56 million over four years, according to Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Josh Smith has agreed to a four year, $56 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Y! Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2013
After signing Paul Millsap to a 2 year deal last night, it seemed as if Smith would surely leave Atlanta. We now know that Atlanta never wanted Smoove to return:
NBA league source tells me #Hawks never even made an offer to Josh Smith. He gets 14-mil a yr in Det. Shows u how much they wanted him out
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) July 6, 2013
The move clears $16 million in cap room for the Hawks to sign other pieces.
We will release more information in separate stories.
Long. Live. J-Smoove.