Well, the Josh Smith era as a Detroit Piston could be over, according to a blog on fansided.com. The writer believes that Smith may be on his way out around the trading deadline, which is February 20th. The same writer also said the Knicks could also be moving Carmelo Anthony at the deadline as well.
I also read somewhere that the Pistons could make a trade for point guard Rajon Rondo. In this trade, they would more than likely have to trade Greg Monroe. I think that if they are offered this deal, that they should not do it. I don’t know I feel like they have one of the best front courts in the league, and it will help them the rest of the year.
However, the deadline is still a month away and the Pistons have won 3 of 4. Here was what Maurice Cheeks had to say after the win over the Wizards about Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s defense near the end of the game.
“He guarded Beal very well, and that block coming down the stretch of the game,” Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said. “When you’re guarding a player like Beal, you got to keep the pressure on him because he can break open for a three and get his game going easily.
“But I thought that the pressure that he put on Beal, limiting his three-point shots, Trevor Ariza, limiting his three-point shots. I thought that was very key.”
Pope will not be going anywhere when the trade deadline rolls around but Smith, who ended the night with 22 points, could. However, he was happy with his play against the Wizards.
“It’s just something I had to build within myself, knowing that my shots weren’t falling for me,” Smith said of his mindset at halftime. “But I wanted to stay positive and stay aggressive, and it was able to go down for me in the second half.”
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