The Houston Rockets have just upgraded their power forward position. According to multiple media outlets, the Houston Rockets and Josh Smith have verbally agreed to a contract, and the deal will become official at 5 pm Eastern time. Smith, who was released by the Pistons on Monday was averaging 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game with Detroit.
Josh Smith has committed to signing with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He clears waivers at 5 PM today.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 24, 2014
Smith will sign for one season, at a pro-rated portion of the bi-annual exception of $2.077 million, source said.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 24, 2014
As covered here last night, Houston guaranteed that Josh Smith would be a starter, essentially clinching the Rockets as Smith's choice— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 24, 2014
Hearing today teams were told Josh Smith would ONLY consider teams offering him a starting spot, essentially reducing choice to HOU vs. MIA— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) December 24, 2014
Without a doubt, the Rockets should be able to contend and maybe have a higher chance of going in the playoffs with the edition of Josh Smith,