Clippers, forward Josh Smith agree to deal

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Reports: Josh Smith agrees to deal with Clippers
Thursday July 16th, 2015

The Los Angeles Clippers and free-agent forward Josh Smith have agreed to a deal, the team announced on Thursday.

RealGM’s Shams Charania first reported the deal. According to the Orange County Register’s Dan Woike, it is a veterans’ minimum deal.

Several teams, including the Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings, reportedly had interest in Smith. Houston offered Smith a one-year, $2.5 million deal, reports’s Calvin Watkins.

The 29-year-old signed with the Rockets last December after being waived by the Detroit Pistons and averaged a combined 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 83 games.

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Smith spent the first nine years of his career with the Atlanta Hawks, averaging 15.3 points and 8.0 rebounds during his time there. The veteran earned NBA All-Defensive Second Team honors in 2010 and won the Slam Dunk Contest as a rookie in 2005.

This off-season, the Clippers have signed Paul Pierce, Wesley Johnson and Cole Aldrich and re-signed DeAndre Jordan and Austin Rivers.

- Molly Geary


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