Fresh off the press, it appears the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a deal with free-agent veteran forward Josh Smith, first reported by The Vertical’s Shams Charania. The team was granted an extra roster spot thanks to the injury-hardship exception after Solomon Hill, Frank Jackson, Rajon Rondo, Omer Asik, Alexis Ajinca, and eyebrow-heavy superstar Anthony Davis have gone done. He may not bring immediate dominance, but he’ll surely get the vinyl records spinning. Remember the old Josh Smith?
Josh Smith. Physical specimen. 🐇💪🏽pic.twitter.com/FxIu8CUoVS
— Leading NBA (@LeadingNBA) October 26, 2017
The Joshumentary is back in action and we couldn’t be more intrigued (until the New York Knicks actually win a game).
The man, the legend, Smith – now 31 – returns to his first NBA action since his 2015-16 tour with Houston. Between then and now, he played overseas, including in China, and in three preseason games with Maccabi Haifa of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. So not much to slap on that resume, except a sweaty headband, a fictional sports meme album, and a potent past.
Finally a team desperate enough to sign the (ironically) injury-riddled veteran, the Pelicans are looking to their fans for trust in times of hardship.. in some kind of bandaid process. A process that left New Orleans with the strange combo of Rondo, Boogie and Josh Smith on the same team? How bad could it be?
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Stay tuned for more Josh Smithery and overall Pelicans disaster.
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