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Josh Smith | Forward | #5

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/5/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 225
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 1 (17) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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The Pelicans have released F Josh Smith.
Smith was a non-factor for the Pels, appearing in just three games and logging a total of 12 minutes. He belongs on waivers in all fantasy formats. Fri, Nov 10, 2017 01:45:00 PM

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Josh Smith made his only shot from the field for two points with two rebounds in seven minutes against the Cavs on Saturday.

He was used as a power forward in the first half and he may start to see minutes in double figures at some point. Although, he still has to earn his playing time after not playing in the NBA last season. Also, let this sink in: Josh Smith is shooting 100 percent from the field this season. Who cares about sample size anyway?
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 09:54:00 PM

Josh Smith will be active for Saturday night against the Cavs.

It's still unknown if he will be in the rotation, especially with Anthony Davis back in the lineup tonight. Smith was quite a shot blocker in his prime, but it's tough to count on him after so many teams passed on him in the past two years.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Josh Smith has received letter of clearance and is signing his contract with the Pelicans today, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

It'll be interesting to see how he fits in on this team. If Anthony Davis (knee) can't play, maybe Smith gets minutes tonight. The Pelicans even used Jameer Nelson when he didn't know the playbook, so it could be on the table. He's only an add in super deep leagues.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Coach Alvin Gentry said Josh Smith is unlikely to play against the Kings on Thursday.

He did travel to Sacramento, so he does have a chance to help fill the void left by Anthony Davis. Smith really isn't a fantasy add given how many teams have cut him in the past couple years.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 09:11:00 PM

Josh Smith plans to sign with the Pelicans, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

The Pelicans can use their hardship exception here because of all their injuries. This doesn't necessarily mean Anthony Davis (knee) will miss time, and Smith may not be a lock for minutes even if he Pelicans are shorthanded. The Pelicans sure do have some characters on their roster.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 06:50:00 PM

Josh Smith has signed a training camp deal with Israeli club Maccabi Hunter Haifa.

Smith will join the team during their three-team NBA tour against the Jazz, Pacers and Blazers, but nothing is guaranteed beyond that. Smith was linked to the Rockets and Pelicans before signing this non-guaranteed deal and could draw more NBA interest with a strong showing in October.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 09:48:00 AM

The Pelicans worked out Josh Smith.

The poor Pelicans just can't keep their forward depth healthy with an injury to Quincy Pondexter last year and now Solomon Hill has a hamstring injury. The Rockets were also reportedly interested in J-Smoove, but Smith wasn't in the NBA last year -- he played in China.
Source: The Woj Pod
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 03:31:00 PM

According to Kelly Iko of ESPN, Josh Smith is "very interested" in a return to the Rockets.

Iko adds that a deal could be in the works soon, meaning the interest is mutual. Smith spent last season in China and played well with 18.8 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 blocks. However, he also attempted 7.8 triples per game, making 2.3 of them on a 28.9 percent clip. Smith has always taken a lot of heat for launching triples at will and his shot selection is one of the reasons his NBA career went downhill. The Rockets have been shopping Ryan Anderson, so Smith could be in the mix for minutes if he lands in Houston.
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 09:52:00 AM

Josh Smith has signed with Chinese CBA champs Sichuan Whales.

According to David Pick, the contract is for three months and will pay $1.5 million. This will allow Smith to return to America and sign with an NBA team later this season, if teams are interested.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:37:00 AM

Josh Smith is reportedly drawing interest from the CBA's Sichuan Whales.

Smith, a free agent, has "engaged in talks" to possibly head to China and play some hoops. He played 55 games last season but averaged just 16 minutes per game, both career-low marks. Smith played for three NBA teams in the previous two seasons and his days of being a key rotation player appear to be behind him.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 09:52:00 PM

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.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 06:20:00 PM

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.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 07:29:00 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.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 09:57:00 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.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 11:44:00 PM

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