Top 5 Detroit Pistons Trade Pieces

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Dec 6, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith (6) during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

From a contract standpoint and overall play this season, Josh Smith is nearly impossible to move. Smith is set to make $27 million over the next two seasons, which scares off some teams.

Smith is in the midst of having his worst statistical season of his career, he’s shooting 39% from the floor, 47% from the free-throw line and struggling to average 13 points per game.

Its clear Smith has had troubles clicking with the Pistons other big men, Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, so why not trade him.

Josh Smith has not lost his talent, at 29, he’s still athletic and is still a pretty solid defender and shot blocker. The Sacramento Kings and Brooklyn Nets have shown interest in Smith, so, the market is not completely dry for the forward.

Even if Detroit has to eat most of Smith’s contract if he’s moved, it could be in the best interest of the team. Since signing with the team in 2013, Smith has been a problem. He’s had spats with coaches and has not once looked like the high flying forward he once was with the Atlanta Hawks.

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