Josh Smith to Sign with Houston Rockets

According to multiple reports, Josh Smith has committed to signing with the Houston Rockets upon clearing waivers. Smith was waived by the Detroit Pistons, having started the season 5-23, good for the third worst record in the league.

The Rockets have had interest in Josh Smith for quite some time now. Furthermore, one of his closest NBA friends is Rockets' center Dwight Howard, Smith's ex-AAU teammate. It will be interesting to see how Smith's presence affects the the Rockets' spacing for Howard to operate down low and for James Harden to penetrate and get to the charity stripe.

Josh Smith is currently averaging 13.1 PPG, 7.2 RPG, 4.7 APG, and 1.7 BPG on 39% shooting from the floor and 24% from three.