NBA Rumors: Josh Smith to sign with Cleveland Cavaliers?

NBA Rumors: Josh Smith to sign with Cleveland Cavaliers?

Josh Smith played with the Houston Rockets last season, but his one-year contract wasn’t extended by the team. The NBA rumors about Smith are not going to end until he gets signed by an NBA team. This latest NBA rumor is suggesting that the player should sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The NBA rumors about Smith was created by Quenton Albertie of the King James Gospel. He suggested that the player should sign with the Cavaliers.

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Albertie noted that the player should not play his natural forward position in order to be signed by Cleveland. He added that Smith must learn how to play the center spot so that he could be effective for the Cavaliers.

It is a good idea to suggest that Smith should play the center position. He is a decent rebounder and shot-blocker throughout his career with averages of 7.5 rebounds per game and 1.9 blocks per game respectively.

He’s 6-foot-9 in height, but he could also shoot threes from beyond the arc. His career 28.5% three-point percentage is not bad for a player in his size.

Imagine a starting lineup of Josh Smith, Kevin Love, LeBron James, J.R. Smith and Kyrie Irving, all of these players could drain a three-pointer. This is going to make the Cavaliers deadlier than solely relying on Tristan Thompson, who is a player that mostly plays under the basket.

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Signing Smith might not be what Cleveland is intending to do right now, but it’s not bad if they could take a look at the player. He’s currently 30-years-old but has already played 12 seasons in the league. His experience is still valuable to a playoff-bound team like them.

He also had decent career averages of 14.6 points per game and 3.1 assists per game, which is an indication that he could still contribute in the NBA.

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