Josh Smith claims it will be “a race to the rim” in Detroit

Josh Smith

For those of you trying to look for the next “lob city”, you might want to take in a Detroit Pistons game this year as according to forward Josh Smith as he says that next season, it will be a race to the rim.

Smith recently spoke with’s Keith Langois and here is what he said about his new team and “the race to the rim”:

“I feel great about my choice,” Smith said after a brisk workout Wednesday at the team’s practice facility. “Our team, our roster, is very impressive to me. We have a lot of hard workers who’ve been in here, getting it in, getting to know each other. I’m real excited. We have rookies that are sponges. They just want to get better. We have young fellas that play hard and everybody wants to get better and everybody wants to do it together. Whenever you are able to be a part of something like that, it’s special.”

In particular, Smith looks forward to being a participant in pick-and-roll plays with Jennings pulling the trigger – if he can beat the pack to the rim.

“Having a point guard that can break his man down at any given moment, and a magician at pick-and-roll play, I think it’s going to be helpful for us,” he said. “I think it’s going to get me, (Andre) Drummond and (Greg) Monroe some easy baskets. Me, Drummond and Monroe, it’s going to be a race to the rim to see who can get there fastest for lobs. It’s going to be fun. I think we’re going to bring a lot of excitement to The Palace and I’m ready for it. I think everybody’s ready.”



Josh Smith image is courtesy of Getty Images


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He has also worked in the sports media field as a sports radio personality/producer at SportsTalk Network and as a television sports anchor at KIEM-TV.


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  • Awesome. This is going to be a really underestimated team going in to the season. One that I’ll be rooting for. I’m from Atlanta and am a hawks fan, so I’m sad to see him gone but it was time. I love the choice to d-town though, young drummond, Josh, and the rim will definitely be best friends. Looking forward to all of the highlights. Go get em Shmoove. Keep your head when things get tough.. the future is bright

  • Stuart Left

    Not when Charlie is in. It will be a race for the three pt line

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