Josh Smith Agrees to Contract with Sichuan Blue Whales

November 7th, 2016 by Tyler Conway Leave a reply »
Free-agent forward Josh Smith is trying to revive his career in China, having agreed to a contract with the Sichuan Blue Whales.

International basketball reporter David Pick shared confirmation from the team, noting a source told him the contract is for three months and $1.5 million-plus.

Pick reported Sunday that the Chinese Basketball Association team had contacted Smith in an attempt to bring him overseas.

Smith, 30, last played for the Houston Rockets. He split the 2015-16 season between Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers, averaging career lows of 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds.

Smith's performance completely fell off on both ends after the Clippers signed him to a minimum-salary deal in an attempt to put them over the top.

He was shooting 38.3 percent from the floor when the Clippers traded him to Houston, where he'd revived his career a year earlier. But Smith never recaptured his rhythm, shooting even worse with the Rockets (34.3) while continuing to jack up bad threes.

Long an enigmatic figure with shaky on-court decision-making, Smith acknowledged that he needed to make some changes ...

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