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Josh Smith's Top Ten Plays with the Hawks!

How will Josh smith fit into the Pistons existing frontcourt of Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond?
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yeah, he'll have to develop a mid range jumper if they want to have any spacing whatsoever in the paint.
I wonder how the Pistons will score when opponents pack the paint. Maybe Smith will finally improve his jump shot this year?
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