Wild Wild West: Josh Smith Agrees To A One Year Deal With The Los Angeles Clippers

July 16, 2015 0

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Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers are reloading in free agency in off season in hopes to capture the franchise’s first NBA title and the free agents just keep coming. After resigning center DeAndre Jordan and trading for forward/guard Lance Stephenson, the Clippers will now also be adding another piece to their puzzle. Former Rockets, Pistons and Hawks forward Josh Smith is headed to Lala Land.

According to ESPN, 

Chris Broussard reports it is a one-year deal. A source told Broussard that Smith “chose winning and a defined role over money.”

Smith played 55 games for the Houston Rockets last season after he was waived by the Detroit Pistons in December.

“Over my pro career I have spent a lot of time in Houston with friends and family. Over the past year, while with the Rockets, the team, fans and people of Houston have made it a second home,” Smith said in a statement. “I want to express my appreciation to everyone for the support and kindness they have showed me and my family while I have been here. Thank you!”

Dwight Howard recruited Smith, his childhood friend, to sign with Houston after he was released, and it turned out to be a solid move.

It’s obvious that Doc Rivers and Clippers are hoping to bring a Championship to L.A. before the Lakers chances at a big agency period in the summer of 2016. With the 2015-16 NBA season a few months away, stay tuned to HHS1987 for all your sports news.

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