AP source: Josh Smith to join Houston Rockets

Dec 24, 2014 3:50 PM

HOUSTON (AP) - A person with knowledge of the decision says Josh Smith will join the Houston Rockets following his release by the Detroit Pistons.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Smith hasn't yet cleared waivers.

Smith was let go by the Pistons this week after signing a four-year, $54 million contract with them in July 2013. The small forward has averaged 15.4 points and 7.8 rebounds during his 11-year career. He averaged 13.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 28 games this season.

The move will reunite him with AAU teammate and longtime friend Dwight Howard, who is in his second season in Houston.

The Rockets entered Wednesday with a 20-7 record and in second place in the Southwest Division.

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