Cohen 8-Ball: To Keep Or To Trade?
Cohen's Analysis (Feb. 3, 2014): While it may be too premature to conclude anything after just three months in a new city, Smith has generally been a disappointment in Detroit. His 15.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game average are his worst since his second year in the league.
It would probably take a desperate team on the cusp of a playoff berth to consider accepting his $50 million contract over the next three-and-a-half seasons. And that same team would need at least something intriguing for the Pistons to deliberate on it.
Note: The contents of this page have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Orlando Magic. All opinions expressed by Josh Cohen are solely his own and do not reflect the opinions of the Orlando Magic or their Basketball Operations staff, partners or sponsors.