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Rockets Depth Proves Important In Playoffs

But without role players like Josh Smith, Corey Brewer and even 38-year-old Pablo Prigioni, who spent most of his career overseas, the Rockets probably wouldn’t be in the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997.

97.1 The Ticket–05/19/2015

OAKLAND, CA - JANUARY 21:  Josh Smith #5 of the Houston Rockets stands on the court during their game against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on January 21, 2015 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Josh Smith Booed By Detroit Fans In Palace Return

Smith says he has no hard feelings toward the Pistons and was glad to see their hard work pay off when they won seven straight games immediately after waiving him.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2015

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Pistons Round-Up: Jennings Says Josh Smith Called Him After Win; #FAFW Trending; And Sleeping Girl At Game [PHOTO]

I know your team was losing but how do you fall asleep during a sporting event?

97.1 The Ticket–01/08/2015

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Top 10 Craziest Sports Stories Of 2014

From the downfall of Michigan football, to alleged murder plots, to crab legs and Zubaz — here’s the list of some of the strangest sports stories from 2014.

97.1 The Ticket–12/31/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 29:  Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons looks on during the game against the Denver Nuggets on October 29, 2014 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)

Houston Rockets Officially Add Josh Smith

Smith was let go by the Pistons after signing a four-year, $54 million contract in July 2013. He has averaged 15.4 points and 7.8 rebounds during his 11-year career.

97.1 The Ticket–12/26/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 26: Josh Smith #6 and Stan Van Gundy of the Detroit Pistons speak during a game against the Los Angeles Clippers on November 26, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Van Gundy On Smith: Reduced Role ‘Wouldn’t Have Been Fair To Him’

Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy, along with ownership, decided that waiving the

97.1 The Ticket–12/22/2014

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 03: Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons reacts to a play during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on December 3, 2013 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

What People Don’t Realize About The Pistons Waiving Josh Smith [BLOG]

As bad as Josh Smith has been with the Pistons, this decision to part ways with him goes beyond simply wanting him out of town.

97.1 The Ticket–12/22/2014

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 15:  Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers during the game on December 15, 2014 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pistons Release Josh Smith; ‘Shifting Priorities’ Cited

“In fairness to Josh, being a highly versatile 10-year veteran in this league, we feel it’s best to give him his freedom to move forward.”

CBS Detroit–12/22/2014

Jeff Green #8 of the Boston Celtics secures a loose ball against Greg Monroe #10 of the Detroit Pistons during the game on April 3, 2013 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Pistons Trade Rumors: Monroe Being Shopped For First-Round Pick; Jennings, Smith On The Block

Detroit Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy can either choose to let this season go down as a lost year, hope to get a good draft pick and make all of his moves in the summer, or try to improve his team now.

97.1 The Ticket–12/15/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - NOVEMBER 19: Brandon Jennings #7 of the Detroit Pistons handles the ball against the Phoenix Suns on November 19, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by D. Williams/Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Four Observations From The Pistons Two-Game Homestand [BLOG]

This week the Pistons played a two-game home stand at The Palace against a pair of teams that missed the playoffs last season.

97.1 The Ticket–11/20/2014

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