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Josh Smith | Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: None
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Josh Smith and an unspecified Clippers coach got into a "frustration-fueled" argument in the locker room after Sunday's loss to the Raptors.
The Clippers are off to a 6-7 start to the season which is their worst start since Chris Paul joined the team. Several players downplayed the incident after the game, but it's understandable why they're so frustrated. The Clippers are too talented to not it turn it around, but Smith's role has been very limited and he is only averaging 4.7 points in less than 15 minutes per game, both career lows. Nov 22 - 8:30 PM

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Josh Smith made 1-of-5 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line for five points with six rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 14 minutes against the Mavs on Thursday.

He was getting fouled intentionally tonight, which will probably continue based on how the Clippers were first in offensive rating last season. Smith could have decent lines here and there in points leagues, but owners in standard leagues should avoid him.
Oct 30 - 2:05 AM

Josh Smith offered a mixed bag in his Clippers' debut, grabbing six rebounds and blocking four shots while scoring one point with five turnovers.

It wasn't the Smoovest debut but at least he did some good things during his 16 minutes on the court. Simply put, Smith isn't a viable fantasy option while Blake Griffin is healthy.
Oct 29 - 2:17 AM

Josh Smith was impressive off the bench in an easy win over the Warriors on Tuesday, scoring 13 points with five boards, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in just 18 minutes.

If the preseason is any indication, Smith's minutes will be pretty low while Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan are healthy. Smith will likely have some nights like this where everything is clicking, but his sporadic role and long history of inefficient play should scare most fantasy owners away.
Oct 21 - 1:26 AM

Josh Smith scored 14 points on 4-of-9 shooting in just 15 minutes off the bench against the Hornets on Sunday.

He also added two boards and two 3-pointers to his name along with a couple of turnovers. Smith is going to have trouble finding consistent minutes playing behind Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, and it doesn't help that he is known for being very inefficient. Smith isn't a viable fantasy option in most leagues.
Oct 11 - 11:02 AM

Josh Smith made his preseason debut with the Clippers on Friday, scoring 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers on 5-of-13 from the field.

He played a noticeable chunk of his minutes at center while also playing next to DeAndre Jordan for a few. Smith improved as the game went on and he looked fairly comfortable with his new teammates. Considering DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin get so many minutes, it'll be tough to count on J-Smoove in most leagues with his woeful percentages.
Oct 3 - 1:11 AM

Doc Rivers suggested that he will deploy a second unit of Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford, Paul Pierce, Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith.

"If we could somehow come up with five in the second unit where they literally could all bring the ball up ... That’s just chaotic. Who do you guard?" Rivers asked. "Paul will just stand out by the [3-point line] and dare you. Jamal can do his things. Austin and Lance are downhill players." The word 'chaotic' might be the operative term here but clearly Doc isn't afraid to go small this year, using Josh Smith as a makeshift center. We'll soon see if these plans come to fruition during the preseason.
Sep 25 - 12:50 PM

When asked what Josh Smith learned last season, he said he "learned what 'waived' meant."

It all worked out for Smith last season. The Pistons waived him last season, but he still received his money made it to the Western Conference Finals, and now he's with a talented Clippers team. "We did some special things in Houston but it was more of a visual, concrete type of situation-scenario for me here [in Los Angeles]," Smith said. He should receive most of his minutes at power forward, which means his fantasy value won't be high while Blake Griffin is healthy.
Jul 29 - 6:14 PM

Josh Smith said he's excited to be a member of the Los Angeles Clippers.

While saying that his free agency decision focused more on finding a good situation than being wined and dined, Smith said he's excited to join the Clippers. "We have an opportunity to be able to do something special," he said, "and right now this is what I want to focus on." Even though he has the potential for a big game now and then, Smith is likely to see enough minutes to warrant more than a late-round draft pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 9:45 AM

Josh Smith said he felt the Clippers provided him with the "best fit," which is why he elected to sign with them as an unrestricted free agent.

Smith's fantasy value takes a hit playing in a reserve role behind Blake Griffin in Los Angeles. He averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 three-pointers over 25.5 minutes per game through 55 games with the Rockets last season, but it could be tough for him to return to those numbers with the Clippers. He won't be worth much more than a late-round pick on draft day.
Jul 21 - 4:45 PM

Clippers sign unrestricted free agent Josh Smith.

Smith will come off the bench behind Blake Griffin, so it'll be tough for him to get much more than 25 minutes a game in Los Angeles. His poor shooting percentages weighs down his value, and he just doesn't block shots like he used to, so he's a candidate to be overdrafted on draft day. He averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 three-pointers per game through 55 games with the Rockets last season, so he should be able to get close to those numbers with the Clippers. Still, he's not worth much more than a late-round selection coming off the bench in Los Angeles.
Jul 16 - 5:10 PM

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Clippers are still in pursuit of free agent forward Josh Smith.

The Kings are also rumored to have a "very strong" interest in Smith, and they do have the ability to offer more money and a larger role as well. Smith would be stuck behind Blake Griffin in Los Angeles, so a move to Sacramento would be a better fit in terms of fantasy.
Jul 10 - 1:51 PM

The Kings reportedly have a "very strong" interest in signing unrestricted free agent Josh Smith.

It's unclear if the feeling is mutual, but Sacramento does have money to spend, so they'll be an option for Smoov. The Clippers, Rockets, and three other teams have also expressed interest in Smith, and it'll be interesting to see where he lands. With all the other major free agents off the board, Smith will likely be getting his fair share of free meals over the coming weeks.
Jul 9 - 2:22 PM

While teams have shown interest, there is currently no movement on unrestricted free agent Josh Smith, according to league sources.

There have been as many as six teams to show interest in J-Smoove (including the Kings and Clippers), but it doesn't appear as if there is anything imminent happening here. We'll be rooting for a deal with the Kings that comes with a reality TV show built into the contract, but the 29-year-old will be more of a late-round flier in fantasy leagues no matter where he lands.
Jul 9 - 1:07 PM

The Clippers are targeting Josh Smith.

They are in a really tight spot with cap space right now, so their options are limited. Smith really turned it on in the playoffs last season, thanks to making a respectable 38.0 percent from beyond the arc. A number of teams could go after Smith, but he's a decent fit for the Clippers in their second unit.
Jul 6 - 6:42 PM