Josh Smith: I Have No Hard Feelings Toward Pistons

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(Houston Rockets Josh) Smith said before the game he had no ill will toward his former team (Detroit Pistons), which went on a seven-game winning streak immediately after cutting him.

“I still have friends on this team, where we hung out and we had fun times and fun memories together,” Smith said. “I have no hard feelings. When they went on that winning streak, I knew the process and the hard work that we had to put in right after Labor Day weekend, all the way into training camp — it was finally kind of paying off.”

Detroit cut Smith loose in late December. The Pistons started playing well after his departure, and Smith caught on with one of the league’s best teams and is contributing.

via Associated Press via USA TODAY Sports