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Josh Smith | Forward | #5

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (17) / ATL
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Josh Smith played eight minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with seven points, one assist, one 3-pointer and two turnovers.
He did not play in the final 31:43 of this game. Smith was almost a savior for the Rockets last year in the postseason and he did log 25.0 minutes per game in the series against the Warriors last May. Smith might be a DNP-CD his next time out. Apr 16 - 6:20 PM

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Josh Smith made a brief appearance in the rotation during Sunday's win over the Thunder, registering five points, one 3-pointer and one turnover in seven minutes.

Smith, who had been a DNP-CD in his previous 14 outings, got into the game with both Donatas Motiejunas and Dwight Howard getting into early foul trouble. However, he failed to do much of anything, and there’s no indication he’ll suddenly be a part of the rotation moving forward. Leave him on the wire.
Apr 3 - 7:29 PM

Josh Smith picked up a DNP-CD during Sunday's road win in Toronto.

Smith's shot has been anything but smoove since joining the Rockets -- he's shooting 31.5 percent from the field and 47.4 percent from the FT line, and the question is why he wasn't benched even sooner. The Rockets won a tough road game vs. a very good opponent tonight, so there's a good chance Smith will be on the outside looking in vs. Philly on Wednesday.
Mar 6 - 9:57 PM

Josh Smith came off the bench on Wednesday to score four points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers in 19 minutes.

Smoove has a true shooting percentage of 42.3 percent this season, which ranks 329th out of 333 qualifying players -- the only players worse than him are Anthony Brown, Sasha Vujacic, James Anderson, Joakim Noah and Emmanuel Mudiay. Donatas Motiejunas leap-frogged him as a starter tonight, and there's no reason to hold Smith outside of the deepest leagues.
Mar 2 - 11:44 PM

Josh Smith will return to the Rockets' bench for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Smith played 25 minutes as a starter in the Rockets' last game, but Donatas Motiejunas will take his spot tonight. Smoove is in a major offensive slump and shouldn't be in any fantasy lineups given his shaky role and lack of production.
Mar 2 - 7:42 PM

Josh Smith is trying to work through his current shooting slump.

Smith has made just nine of his last 46 shots (19.6 percent), but he's not going to stop shooting the ball."I hate that it happens at this point," Smith said. "I just have to keep working through it, keep working hard, coming in the gym, practicing the same routines and eventually you'll work yourself out of this slump." The Rockets want Smith to change the game in other ways—like with his playmaking and defense—but Smoove's (dwindling) fantasy value is tied to his ability to produce numbers in the box score.
Feb 29 - 10:31 AM

Josh Smith (cramps) played 19 minutes vs. the Jazz on Tuesday with eight points, two boards and two 3-pointers.

Smith continues to start at power forward, and coach J.B. Bickerstaff said that he likes him in the first unit because of his skillset. "It had more to do with skillset," Bickerstaff said. "I figured we need another guy in that first group who could be a facilitator. One of Josh's greatest strengths is moving the ball." Regardless, the Rockets still played a ton of small ball tonight and Smith has efficiency problems, so he's only an option in deeper points leagues for now.
Feb 24 - 12:08 AM

Josh Smith is available to play against the Jazz on Tuesday.

He was dealing with cramps on Friday and wasn't able to return, but his status was never really in doubt. Smith is expected to start at the four, but his upside is too low for owners in standard leagues to consider him. He hasn't been playing well either and had just three points, three rebounds and two turnovers in 23 minutes in his last outing.
Source: ESPN
Feb 23 - 8:11 PM

Josh Smith suffered from cramps on Friday against the Suns and couldn't finish the game.

It sounds minor and he could be ready to go on Tuesday. Smith did not play well with three points, three rebounds and two turnovers in 23 minutes. His owners should cut him for Mirza Teletovic, Jon Leuer or Kris Humphries in all leagues.
Feb 20 - 1:38 AM

Josh Smith is starting against the Suns on Friday night.

The Rockets will ditch their small-ball lineup now that they lost some depth. Smith still is more of a points-league guy and can be left on the wire in standard leagues.
Feb 19 - 8:38 PM

Josh Smith or Clint Capela could start Friday against the Suns.

It makes sense. The Rockets lost some of their backcourt depth with Marcus Thornton out of the picture and in Detroit. Corey Brewer would move out of the starting lineup and Trevor Ariza would move back to the three. Smith starting could help his output, but he's only worth a look in 14-team leagues right now.
Feb 19 - 3:22 PM

Josh Smith missed all four shots from the field with two rebounds and one turnover in nine minutes against the Blazers on Saturday.

The milk has gone bad for Smith, who has really just turned in one good game in his last four. The Rockets are really embracing the small-ball look, so that is bad news for Smith while Dwight Howard is healthy. He's not a great option.
Feb 6 - 7:45 PM

Josh Smith started at center with Dwight Howard suspended and Clint Capela out with a thigh injury, and hit 8-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points, four rebounds, two steals and a block in Tuesday's win.

This was easily Smith's best shooting game in recent memory, but with Howard and Capela due back soon, Smith will be heading back to the bench. He's still likely to get more minutes than Terrence Jones, but his horrid shooting from everywhere will probably do more harm than good to fantasy lineups. But he sure played well tonight.
Feb 2 - 11:22 PM

Josh Smith will start at center on Tuesday vs. the Heat.

Dwight Howard is suspended for tonight's game and Clint Capela (thigh) is sitting this one out, so Smith is expected to split the center minutes with Terrence Jones. Howard will be back next game and Capela is day-to-day, so feel free to leave Smith on the wire.

Josh Smith scored 10 points with one rebound, one block and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes against the Thunder on Friday.

The Rockets didn't lean on him too much in this matchup. Smith is going to have a very bumpy ride in his stint with the Rockets and he's only worth a look in points leagues in most cases.
Jan 29 - 11:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Pablo Prigioni
3Tyler Ennis
SG1James Harden
2Eric Gordon
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Corey Brewer
3K.J. McDaniels
4Sam Dekker
PF1Ryan Anderson
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Montrezl Harrell
4Josh Smith
C1Clint Capela
2Nene Hilario
3Chinanu Onuaku