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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 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

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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

Josh Smith came off the bench to hit just 2-of-11 shots for five points, 10 rebounds, five assists and a block in 24 minutes on Wednesday.

Smoove's value has taken a hit since moving to the bench in Houston, and the fact he shot it so poorly proves that it doesn't matter whether he's starting or coming off the pine - he can still hurt your team more than helps it on most nights.
Jan 14 - 9:58 PM

Josh Smith made 5-of-15 from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers against the Nets on Monday.

While Donatas Motiejunas is surging, Smith is floundering. In his last three, Smith averaged just 8.3 points, 3.3 boards, 2.0 assists 1,7 blocks, 0.7 steals and 1.7 turnovers on 35.7 percent from the field. If you still have him in a standard league, you have Zen-like patience.
Jan 12 - 10:46 PM

Josh Smith scored two points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 20 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

He committed three turnovers, five fouls and missed both free throws. Smith is now down to 40.2 percent from the field, 44.6 percent from the line and has 2.7 turnovers per game. Sure, there is upside, but there's really no way anyone in a standard league can argue against dropping him. For what it's worth, he's not in the top 240 for value in standard leagues, so that's a problem.
Jan 8 - 11:41 PM

Josh Smith hit 7-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Of course, he hit just 1-of-4 free throws, but the 7-of-10 was nice to see and he had a similar line on Monday against the Bulls. He's hot right now, hitting 23-of-39 shots over his last three games, so maybe there's some hope for him off the Rockets' bench after all.
Jan 7 - 10:59 PM

Josh Smith hit 10-of-20 shots (1-of-5 from deep) for 21 points, six rebounds, two assists and three steals in 26 minutes off the bench on Monday against the Bulls.

If Smith can buy into this bench role and focus on defense that's obviously the key to his fantasy value, and there's enough upside to make him deserving of a roster slot. Just keep expectations in check due to his multifaceted assortment of risks.
Jan 6 - 12:15 AM

Josh Smith played well in his 20 minutes off the bench against the Heat on Saturday with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and one block.

He made 6-of-9 from the field, which is well above his hideous 34.6 percent from the field in his previous games with the Rockets. Smith is still not a great add in fantasy leagues due to how he will destroy owners' percentages in standard leagues formats.
Jan 4 - 12:50 AM

Josh Smith will come off the bench against the Heat on Saturday.

Well, it's certainly deserved. Smith is making just 34.6 percent from the field with 3.0 turnovers per game to go with his 1.8 dimes. Smith is just not the same player he was and he's one of the biggest offensive liabilities in the NBA. If you still have him, this should be straw that broke the camel's back. Meanwhile, Terrence Jones (leg) could get his starting job back, but he won't see a ton of minutes for a while.
Jan 3 - 7:38 PM

Josh Smith has struggled as a starter for the Houston Rockets, averaging 5.3 points, 4.5 boards, 1.5 assists and 3.3 turnovers per game while shooting just 29 percent from the field.

This is the Josh Smith that we have all come to know, and it is starting to make no sense as to why the Rockets were so adamant on acquiring him. However, it is still early and it is going to take Smith some time to adjust. Still, there is just not a lot to love about him being in Houston and his owners can only hope he turns it around before Terrence Jones (leg) eventually returns.
Jan 3 - 11:21 AM

Josh Smith hit 4-of-11 shots and missed both of his 3-point attempts to finish with eight points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and four turnovers over 17 minutes of action in Friday's 28-point loss to the Pelicans.

The Rockets are now 2-3 since acquiring Smith and despite a solid fantasy game on Wednesday, the early reviews are in and they're terrible so far. Still, owners may want to wait until a game where the entire team doesn't implode before dropping Smith. The entire starting unit was awful and their owners simply need to dust themselves off and move on.

Josh Smith hit just 2-of-7 shots, but hit his first 3-pointer in Houston and added five points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in Wednesday's win.

Since firing off a ridiculous 21 shots in his Rockets debut, Smith has launched just a total of 20 shots over his last three games. That's probably good news for the Rockets, but bad news for fantasy owners, as it's hard to score if you don't shoot. He had a nice, productive line tonight if you discount the shooting and scoring, but it looks like James Harden, Dwight Howard and coach Kevin McHale all probably got in his ear after the 21-shot fiasco.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:20:00 PM

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PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
3Isaiah Canaan
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Alexey Shved
4Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Donatas Motiejunas
2Josh Smith
3Terrence Jones
C1Dwight Howard
2Joey Dorsey
3Clint Capela