Waiving Smith will give the Pistons a chance to get some relief on the salary cap. They will still owe Smith the remaining money in his contract, but that can be spread over a number of years. Still can buy a lot of Skout bars with that skrill. The move came as a surprise, with most fans and pundits viewing Smith as the Pistons’ best player. However, troubles with the head coach and teammates meant that the Pistons thought they should rebuild without Smith.
Smith should have no troubles clearing the waivers, which would make him a free agent within the next few weeks. He will be hoping to land a spot in a team that is contending for the playoffs. The likes of Dallas, Houston and Miami will be interesting options for Josh Smith.
The Houston Rockets tried to sign Smith in 2013, and they will go back in for him in the coming weeks. Another team that is interested is the Los Angeles Clippers. They are another team that has playoff ambitions, but they will have to tweak their roster to make enough salary cap room.
Wherever Josh Smith ends up, he would be a valuable piece for a team that wants to make a deep playoff run.