A Former NBA Star Is Ready For His Next Shot



This offseason in free agency saw many lucrative contracts being given out left and right. A player that was not a part of that was veteran forward Josh Smith, who is still an unrestricted free agent. In light of that, Smith recently stated that he’s going to remain patient in the process with his eyes toward getting another contract from an NBA team.

“I’m not a guy that is oblivious to my surroundings, I know that changes need to be made,” Smith told Shams Charania of The Vertical.

“It’s something that I have done wrong to now be figuring out my next move and figuring out what I need to do to be better. Even yoga this summer has helped me become one with my spirit, body and mind. I’ve done things to take steps toward bettering myself, having patience.”

Smith is no longer the player he once was, but can still be a factor on the floor as a defender and rebounder. It appears that this experience has opened up his eyes a bit that he must hone in what makes a valuable asset for an NBA team. If he can do that, there will be opportunities available.

After being traded from the Los Angeles Clippers back to the Houston Rockets, Smith struggled to produce mainly around his shot selection making just 27 percent of his attempts from 3-point range while shooting a career-low 34.3 percent from the field. There’s no way around it now for him, he has to change his offensive game plan in order to be an effective player. If he can adjust, his NBA career could be done at just 30 years old.

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