Free agent Josh Smith agrees to 4-year deal with Pistons

Free agent Josh Smith agrees to 4-year deal with Pistons
Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith moves the ball against Indiana Pacers forward Paul George during a game in April. Smith has agreed to a new deal with the Detroit Pistons. (John Bazemore / Associated Press)

Josh Smith and the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a four-year, $54-million contract, a person familiar with the deal told Associated Press on Saturday.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced. NBA rules prevent confirmation of moves until July 10, when Smith is expected to sign his deal.

The 6-foot-9, 225-pound small forward averaged a team-high 17.5 points a game last season for Atlanta. He also averaged 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals for his hometown Hawks, who drafted him in 2004 and are the only NBA team he has played for.

He has averaged 15.3 points, eight rebounds and more than three assists, two blocks and a steal during his career.


Hawks land Millsap

Two people close to the negotiations told AP that the Hawks have agreed to contracts with free agents Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll, who played for the Utah Jazz last season.

The agreements were struck late Friday night, after free-agent center Dwight Howard informed the Hawks he was going to go elsewhere. Howard, who played for the Lakers last season, agreed to a four-year deal with the Houston Rockets.

Millsap, a 6-8 power forward, averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds last season. Carroll, a 6-8 small forward, averaged six points.

Landry headed to Kings

The Sacramento Kings and Carl Landry agreed to a four-year deal worth at least $26 million that will bring the power forward back to California's capital city, according to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.

Landry played parts of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons with the Kings. He opted out of the final year of his two-year, $8-million deal with Golden State last month to become a free agent. The 29-year-old averaged 10.8 points and six rebounds in 23.2 minutes off the bench to help the Warriors reach the second round of the playoffs last season.

Cavaliers, Jack agree

The Cleveland Cavaliers and free-agent guard Jarrett Jack agreed to a four-year, $25-million contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told AP. Jack, 29, averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists last season for Golden State.

Portland gets Wright

The Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a contract with free-agent guard Dorell Wright, according to a personal familiar with the deal who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. Wright, a nine-year NBA veteran, averaged 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists off the bench for the Philadelphia 76ers last season.