Woj: Josh Smith has committed to signing with the Houston Rockets

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Josh SmithWoj: Josh Smith has committed to signing with the Houston Rockets

The Houston Rockets were reported to be the clear frontrunners in the race to land ex-Piston Josh Smith when he clears waivers today at 5:00. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Smith has committed to Houston in advance:

So the Grizzlies surfaced as another team looking to make a run at Smith, but it appears he’ll be joining his former Atlanta high school teammate Dwight Howard in Houston. 

The Kings, Mavericks, Clippers, Heat, and Lakers were all reported to have interest in signing Smith, who was recently waived by the Detroit Pistons. The Rockets are one of the teams that could only offer Smith the minimum salary after Detroit offsets their part, but in this case he’ll have a chance to compete for one of the many dangerous and formidable teams in the Western Conference. He plugs another option for Kevin McHale at power forward and adds more athleticism, versatility, and defense to the Rockets.

We’ll have more throughout the day as it looks like the decision has been made.

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Martin is the Founder, Chief Editor, and Head Skills Development Trainer for Basketball Society. He has work experience in digital media and marketing, radio, and journalism. Currently, he does freelance work as a videographer and content creator. He has been featured as a writer on sites such as Def Pen, TV Film News, All Hip-Hop, and more. Martin played high school basketball at South Brunswick High School (NJ) where he graduated in 2007. He is a 1,000-point scorer at SBHS and an All-Middlesex County performer as a 3-year varsity starter. He helped lead SBHS to their first-ever Central Jersey Group 4 sectional state championship in 2007. Martin played college basketball at Eastern University, where he graduated (BA, Communications) in 2012. Martin was a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer at EU. Follow Martin on Twitter @Marsoaries and on Instagram @martin_soaries

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