August 3, 2017, 8:05 am
According to Keith Langlois of the Detroit Pistons website, Pistons PG Ish Smith believes additions to backcourt by Stan Van Gundy in the offseason will lead to a “bounce-back season for [Reggie Jackson} and myself and everybody.”
Smith has had a very tumultuous career in the NBA, playing for 10 teams in 7 years, but the Pistons signed him to a multiyear contract this offseason which seems to have given him confidence. Smith started 32 games last year during Reggie Jackson’s season slump, and he produced well in 24 minutes per game, averaging 9.4 points and 5.2 assists. With the new additions of Avery Bradley, Langston Galloway and Luke Kennard via the draft, Smith gave his approval to Coach Van Gundy saying, “Coach did a great job of adding those guys. They can do a lot of things off the bounce, can shoot it and great defenders.” He also said he believes his best basketball is yet to come, so expect more from Smith in the upcoming season with the Pistons.