Please try to keep your 'Pistons should trade for Josh Smith' scenarios under control as the Pistons host the Hawks

Essentials

Records

  • Pistons: 13-26
  • Hawks: 23-16

Probable starters

Pistons:

Hawks:

  • Jeff Teague
  • Kirk Hinrich Joe Johnson will return, according to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Marvin Williams
  • Josh Smith
  • Zaza Pachulia

Las Vegas projection

Spread: Pistons -6.5

Over/under: 181.5

Score: Pistons win, 94-87.5

Notes

  • Yes, Josh Smith wants to be traded. No, unless you want them to part with Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight, Rodney Stuckey and/or this year’s first round pick, the Pistons really don’t have anything that would interest the Hawks. Always keep this in mind: Josh Smith is really good, still relatively young, durable and signed to a reasonable contract. He will not be given away.
  • Joe Johnson is out with a knee injury and Al Horford, who has missed most of the season, remains out. Somehow, the Hawks have hung in there this season, but with the Pistons at home and playing well, they have a good chance to win this game.
  • Charlie Villanueva may or may not play.

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