Josh Smith F DET 3 Months

The Pistons and Kings have discussed a trade that would send Josh Smith to Sacramento, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

No deal is imminent and it's unclear what the Kings would give up, but Stein speculates that the Sacramento may be targeting Smith as part of a larger plan to acquire Rajon Rondo, who is friends with Smoove. The Pistons' motivation would likely be to rid themselves of an ill-fitting frontcourt player while freeing up the salary-cap space to retain Greg Monroe and pursue other key free agents. To reiterate, this Smoove-to-Sacramento scenario is firmly in the 'rumor' stage.

Josh Smith F DET 5 Months

Beat writer Vince Ellis believes the Pistons will try to trade Josh Smith this summer.

Skeptics that said Smith couldn't play effectively with Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond were proven right as the Pistons bumbled to a 29-53 record. He's simply not a small forward. The problem is Smoove is just one year into a four-year, $54 million contract and is going to be extremely difficult to move -- even if it's for pennies on the dollar.

Josh Smith F DET 5 Months

Josh Smith is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday.

Presumably, he's not going to play tonight and we'll have an update hopefully in the next few minutes. Kyle Singler will get another start at small forward and gets the fun task of guarding Kevin Durant.

Josh Smith F DET 5 Months

Josh Smith (knee) will not play in Sunday's game vs. the Raptors.

With the Pistons firmly out of the playoff picture, there's no reason for Smith to rush back from his injury and it's very likely Smith could be a shutdown candidate. Rodney Stuckey will draw the start, and he makes for a decent plug-and-play for those seeking points.

Josh Smith F DET 5 Months

Josh Smith (knee) will not play against the Bulls on Friday.

This will be his third consecutive game out of the lineup and he could miss the rest of the season. Smith's signing over the summer has been a disaster for the Pistons and their scheme hasn't worked at all, especially on defense. Rodney Stuckey will start again.

Josh Smith F DET 5 Months

The Pistons are not tipping their hand when asked if Josh Smith (knee) will be shut down.

Smith has already missed two straight games with patella tendinitis in his left knee. With just three games left in another miserable Pistons' season, it's possible he'll just pack it in. We should know more by 7pm ET Friday night, one hour before Detroit plays at Chicago.

Josh Smith F DET 5 Months

Josh Smith (knee) will his his second consecutive game on Wednesday.

The team will start Kyle Singler at small forward for the second night in a row against the Cavs tonight. Smith's knee injure came out of the blue on Tuesday night and there's now a chance he won't make it back again this season. To be clear, this is just speculation on our and the severity of Smoove's injury is not yet known. Expect Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe to be bigger parts of the offense. Rodney Stuckey also benefits in the starting lineup.

Josh Smith F DET 5 Months

Updating a previous report, Josh Smith didn't start Tuesday's game due to left patella tendinitis.

He wasn't listed as a starter but news of his injury didn't hit until moments before tip-off. Rodney Stuckey will move into the starting lineup in his absence, which leaves the backcourt short-handed since Will Bynum (knee) is also unavailable. Smoove should be considered day-to-day until the Pistons provide more information about his injury.

Josh Smith F DET 5 Months

Josh Smith is not listed as a starter for the Pistons on Tuesday, though the cause of his absence is unclear.

Rodney Stuckey is expected to move into the starting lineup in his place. Presumably Smoove is out due to some recent and as-yet-unreported injury, but he may simply have been shifted to a deserve role for the second time this season.

Josh Smith F DET 6 Months

Josh Smith scored 24 points vs. the Pacers on Wednesday with five boards, one assist, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers.

He started hot and has done well against the Pacers this season. In his three previous games vs. Indiana, Smith averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 boards, 3.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.0 triples. He shot just 39.5 percent from the field and 45.9 percent from the line in March as one of the worst players in the NBA for total shooting percentages.