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5 Reasons Why Sacramento Kings Should Not Trade for Josh Smith

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Josh Smith: 5 Reasons Why Sacramento Kings Should Not Trade for Him

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The Sacramento Kings have reportedly renewed their interest in acquiring Josh Smith from the Detroit Pistons via trade. While it would be a high-profile move for the Kings, that doesn't mean it would be a good one. Here are 5 reasons why Sacramento should avoid trading for Smith.

5. Smith Always Leaves You Wanting More

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5. Smith Always Leaves You Wanting More

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A big reason why Detroit is looking to trade Smith is that he never quite lives up to what his athletic tools suggest he could be. He is a tantalizing player, holding so much promise and constantly teasing teams with flashes of greatness. After ten seasons in the league, however, it's become clear that these will always be just flashes. Smith is going to be frustrating for the rest of his career; there is no need for the Kings to take that on.

4. Head Case

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4. Head Case

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Rumors and whispers of conflict have followed Smith throughout his NBA career. Alleged clashes with coaches and teammates are strewn throughout his ten years in the league, and his on-court play often devolves into the realm of "blatantly selfish."

3. Smith Coming to Sacramento Doesn't Guarantee Anything With Rajon Rondo

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3. Smith Coming to Sacramento Doesn't Guarantee Anything With Rajon Rondo

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It's no secret that the Kings want to acquire Rajon Rondo, who happens to be very close with Smith. Of course, trading for the power forward does nothing to ensure that Rondo will come to Sacramento — a city that has always been the opposite of a hotbed for free agents. The marginal gain in the team's chances to sign Rondo next summer Isn't worth the risk of taking on a perennial disappointment in Smith.

2. Bad Contract

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2. Bad Contract

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Smith is owed $40.5 million over the next three seasons and has one of the NBA's worst contracts. The Kings already have a Rudy Gay extension to worry about this coming offseason, and if they are to even have a shred of a chance at Rondo, they'll probably need to throw a maximum offer his way. With DeMarcus Cousins already on the books for a big chunk of change, adding Smith simply doesn't make sense.

1. Smith's Undying Love for the Perimeter

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1. Smith's Undying Love for the Perimeter

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The most flagrant weakness of Smith's game is his refusal to stop taking outside shots. He is the worst shooter in the NBA among players who regularly work from the perimeter, but he stubbornly continues to jack up shots from distance anyway. Sacramento was dreadful shooting from outside last year; there's no need to exacerbate an already pressing problem, and trading for Smith would do exactly that.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.