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Pistons Preparing Substantial Offer For Josh Smith

Earlier on Sunday, we heard that the Pistons were one of a few teams expected to target Josh Smith in free agency this week. However, while some of those other suitors may view Smith as a Plan B if their pursuit of Dwight Howard or another top-tier free agent is unsuccessful, the Pistons appear to be prioritizing Smith.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, GM Joe Dumars and the Pistons plan to make Smith a "substantial four-year offer" when they meet with him today. Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News reported earlier tonight Detroit "absolutely" won't make Smith a maximum-salary offer, but the team still has plenty of room to offer a lucrative deal.

When I explored Smith's potential maximum salary back in March, I estimated that rival teams may be able to offer him something close to $74MM for four years. That figure isn't official, and if Detroit doesn't intend to offer the max, the team will probably come in several million dollars below that figure anyway. Something like four years and $60MM may not be out of the question though.

The Pistons also plan to meet with Andre Iguodala, but it's doubtful they'll be willing to outbid the Nuggets for him, says Wojnarowski.

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