Rockets news: Josh Smith interested in making a return to Houston
For years, the Houston Rockets have been one of the most, if not the most, aggressive NBA teams when it comes to roster management, and this summer has been no different.
According to Kelly Iko of ESPN975, former Rocket Josh Smith could be added to the team soon.
Just spoke with Josh Smith, formerly with the #Rockets. Very interested in a return to the team and a deal could be in the works soon.
— Kelly Iko (@KellyIkoNBA) August 19, 2017
A few days ago, Smith was seen working out with Houston’s James Harden, Chris Paul, Tarik Black, and rookie Zhou Qi. This could have easily been dismissed as just another random encounter, but a potential Smith addition to the Rockets’ roster makes sense only for the fact that it would most probably be a low-risk high-reward type of deal between the two camps.
He would face an uphill climb, if a deal happens, as the Rockets already possess a deep lineup, but an NBA training camp experience should still be worthwhile to see where Smith is at this stage of his career.
Josh Smith is coming off a solid campaign in the Chinese Basketball Association where he averaged 18.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game.
Interestingly, the former dunk champion has already made a couple of stops in Rip City over his past two NBA seasons, while also having an appearance for the L.A. Clippers in between — giving him invaluable experience of having played alongside both James Harden and Chris Paul.
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