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Josh Smith | Forward | #5

Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 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. Aug 31 - 3:31 PM
Source: The Woj Pod

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Josh Smith - F -

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.
Aug 21 - 9:52 AM
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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
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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
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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.
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 06:20:00 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.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 07:29:00 PM
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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 - F -

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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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.
Wed, Mar 2, 2016 07:42:00 PM
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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.
Mon, Feb 29, 2016 10:31:00 AM
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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.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 12:08:00 AM
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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
Tue, Feb 23, 2016 08:11:00 PM
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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.
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 01:38:00 AM
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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.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 08:38:00 PM
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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.
Fri, Feb 19, 2016 03:22:00 PM

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