There is no way that anyone can argue that this is not the right basketball move, but this is a very tough pill to swallow for the Pistons. With 2 years left on his contract, Josh Smith has been released by the Pistons. He is still owed 26 million so why are the Pistons doing this now? Why not try to up his trade value in order to get something? Simple: everyone knew the Pistons were done with him. This is a huge turnaround, however, for a player that only a couple of years ago was considered to be as talented as Lebron James. This was a guy who could be a beast both on offense, and defense. So where did it all go wrong? The Pistons tried to employ him as their #1 scorer when he is clearly better suited for supporting role. He is the Rasheed Wallace of our time. He can do just about everything (except shoot), but is a headache. That is what Wallace was as well. His talent was so huge that people tried to make him into the go to guy, but it was not until he got to Detroit (ironically) that he become a great supporting member on a championship team. If Smith is to rediscover his place in this league, he needs to go to a team where he is surrounded by scorers. This will allow him to do what he does best: everything else.