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Josh Smith | Forward

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: None
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Josh Smith struggled with his shot on Sunday, scoring 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting, with three rebounds, four assists, two steals and three turnovers through 31 minutes of action.
Smith had been playing fairly well through the month of February, averaging 13.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.9 three-pointers on a respectable 46.6 percent shooting from the field. He'll get a matchup against the Hawks on Tuesday, so hopefully he can bounce-back from tonight's rough shooting performance under the "revenge-game" narrative. Mar 1 - 7:34 PM

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Josh Smith nearly double-doubled with 10 points and nine rebounds to go with two assists and four blocks in 29 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Smoove was in the house with an 0-for-5 mark from long distance, but the Rockets don't care and they shouldn't care with him hitting 33.7 percent of his looks from deep. He was in a tiny slump and his value with the Rockets in the top 60-80 range is a better measuring stick.
Feb 28 - 3:14 AM

Josh Smith played well against the Wolves on Monday with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

The Rockets tightened up their frontcourt rotation, so there were minutes for Smith, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas. Smith has played very well over his last five, averaging 16.2 points, 6.4 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.6 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.8 treys on 50.0 percent from the field. He is a bit of a sell-high player, though.
Feb 23 - 11:37 PM

Josh Smith played 21 minutes against the Raptors on Saturday with eight points, five rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

His minutes dropped to 26 on Friday and a lot of it has to do with Terrence Jones becoming the best Rocket big man this weekend. Smith was way too good for about three weeks to make a hasty judgment, but we probably can rule him out as a top-50 guy in standard leagues due to awful shooting.
Feb 22 - 1:18 AM

Josh Smith came off the bench to hit 8-of-17 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, a steal and two blocks in Wednesday's loss.

Smoove is ballin', averaging 16.0 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.2 blocks and 2.6 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting. He looks really good again and the longer Dwight Howard is out with his knee injury (indefinitely), the more Smith should keep posting lines similar to this one.
Feb 12 - 1:41 AM

Josh Smith tied his career-high with four 3-pointers during Sunday's home loss to the Blazers, hitting 6-of-12 shots off the bench to finish with 16 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Smoove has received a reprieve in fantasy leagues with Dwight Howard (knee) out of commission. In the six games since Dwight went down, he's averaging an impressive 13.2 points, 2.3 triples, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.5 blocks, with 50.0 percent FT shooting as the only caveat. With those numbers in mind, he shouldn't be floating on any waiver wires.
Feb 8 - 10:38 PM

Josh Smith turned back the clock with 14 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Smith hit a career-high tying four triples (on five attempts) and the injury to Dwight Howard has jumpstarted his fantasy value once again. And because he has less freedom to take bad shots because James Harden isn't going to let it happen, his percentages won't be nearly as draining to his value. He's a must-own player for the next month or so until Howard returns.
Feb 7 - 1:58 AM

Josh Smith made 3-of-11 from the field and 2-of-5 from the line for nine points with 13 rebounds, four assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

He made 3-of-11 from the field on Saturday and he's going back to his ways of taking too many mid-range shots. Smith is not going to be a top-125 player in standard leagues because he's going to pull his owners' percentages down. He is what he is.
Feb 5 - 1:23 AM

Josh Smith came off the bench to hit just 3-of-11 shots for seven points, seven rebounds, three assists, a steal and two blocks in Saturday's loss to his former team.

If you were going for the revenge-game angle, it backfired, but he at least put up some decent stats while being booed in Detroit. With Dwight Howard expected to miss the next month with a knee injury, Smith is going to be a big part of the Rockets' plans going forward, like it or not.
Feb 1 - 12:30 AM

Josh Smith was effective against the Celtics on Friday with 15 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes.

He's played terrific in his past two games and the Rockets will need to go small with Dwight Howard (knee) out indefinitely. Smith seems to have a great rhythm in the offense right now, but we all know he's going to slow down and miss shots. If you want to give him a look and grab him, go for it. For what it's worth, we like Terrence Jones more in standard leagues.
Jan 30 - 10:36 PM

Josh Smith racked up 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, a steal, three blocks and four 3-pointers on 7-of-13 shooting in Wednesday's win over the Mavs.

As an added bonus, he didn't attempt any free throws, which means he didn't hurt you there. Normally, we'd say it's time to hit the phones and deal Smith before he comes down to earth, but with Dwight Howard no iffy going forward with edema in his right knee (fluid buildup), Smith could be ready to go on a nice run. Just don't expect him to be this good on most nights.
Jan 29 - 12:29 AM

Josh Smith chipped in across the board in an easy win vs. the Lakers, scoring 11 points with one 3-pointer, five rebounds, one assist, two steals, two blocks and one turnover in 25 minutes vs. L.A.

Smith has been nowhere near standard-league value since coming to Houston, especially when you factor in his ridiculous 36.7 percent FT shooting over the past month. Terrence Jones' eventual return is another threat to Smith, so don't let the occasional efficient performance lull you into wasting a roster spot on him.
Jan 26 - 12:01 AM

Josh Smith lasted just 14 minutes and finished with five points before being ejected with two technical fouls in Wednesday's ugly loss to the Warriors.

Smith thought he got fouled when he banged knees with a Warrior, and later tore into the referees. It kind of looked like he wanted to go home early in a blowout loss, as he continues to do "Josh Smith" kind of things, regardless of what uniform he's wearing. He's been a bit of a disaster with the Rockets and things aren't likely to get better once Terrence Jones finally returns from his leg injury.
Jan 22 - 1:38 AM

Josh Smith hit just 3-of-11 shots for six points, seven rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Smith missed both of his 3-pointers and his only free throw to boot. He has played well below the cut line in most standard leagues and owners can leave him on the wire.
Jan 19 - 10:57 PM

Josh Smith had a nice effort against the Thunder on Thursday, making 6-of-10 from the field for 13 points with seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers 19 minutes.

It wasn't his best game based on stats alone, but his shot distribution was big. He had six shots at the rim and just one mid-range attempt, so hopefully this is a sign of things to come. Smith still has a green light from 3-point range, but hopefully he doesn't take them when they're contested. He's still not a great add in standard leagues.
Jan 15 - 11:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Pablo Prigioni
4Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2K.J. McDaniels
3Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Josh Smith
C1Dwight Howard
2Joey Dorsey
3Clint Capela