FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Detroit Pistons forward Josh Smith reacts to a call during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Detroit Pistons announced Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 the club has requested waivers on Josh Smith. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)


The Detroit Pistons waived forward Josh Smith on Monday, but the New Orleans Pelicans aren’t expected to be one of the suitors to attain the talented, but often disgruntled player.

Smith was signed to a four-year, $54 million contract in 2013. He averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists this season.

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