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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 caught fire down the stretch of Sunday's Game 4 loss in Dallas, finishing with 23 points (8-of-10 FGs, 3-of-6 FTs), four 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.
Smoove's shot selection tonight is a testament to the Rockets' offensive system -- he had five attempts beyond the arc, four attempts in the paint, and one "mid-range shawty" look from 11 feet. The Rockets are still firmly in control of the series with a 3-1 lead and they'll look to close out the Mavs with a win in Houston on Tuesday. Apr 27 - 12:42 AM

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Josh Smith dominated the second half of Tuesday's win vs. the Mavericks, finishing with 15 points, one 3-pointer, eight rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one block off the bench.

The nine dimes tied Smith's playoff-high and he looked Smoove indeed, sealing the victory with a barrage of alley-oop passes to Dwight Howard. Smith committed five fouls in 26 minutes and this might stand as his best performance of the postseason, but he's already justified Daryl Morey's decision to claim him after the Pistons jettisoned his contract in mid-December.
Apr 22 - 1:01 AM

Josh Smith was put on the foul line 26 times on Friday against the Spurs, making 12 of them, and finishing with 20 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 22 minutes.

Whether you were trying on purpose or not, Smith single-handedly lost owners the free throw category this week and in a Roto league this is something that could actually move the needle in that department at this late stage. Gregg Popovich is somebody known for this tactic, but coaches might keep doing it because as Pop said, it takes the ball out of James Harden's (5-of-19 FGs, 16 points) hands.
Apr 11 - 1:59 AM

Josh Smith scored 14 points on 7-of-17 shooting, with four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two turnovers during Sunday's win over OKC.

Smith got elbowed in the back late, but he said he's fine and that he'll play through it, so we expect him to be a go for Wednesday's game vs. San Antonio. Smoov has now scored 14 and 15 points in his previous two outings, so he appears to have somewhat gotten things back on track in the scoring department. He's contributing enough across the board to be deserving of ownership in most leagues, just know his questionable shot selection will hurt your fantasy squad’s field goal percentage on a nightly basis.
Apr 5 - 5:24 PM

Josh Smith played 21 minutes and hit just 1-of-3 shots for two points, four rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's win over the Kings.

Terrence Jones was back for the Rockets, and even though Dwight Howard was resting his knee, it was enough to ruin Smith. Smith had been playing well, but had just eight points on 3-of-14 shooting on Monday, and then stunk it up tonight. Things probably aren't going to get any better with Howard (and Jones) expected to play on Thursday.
Apr 2 - 12:15 AM

Josh Smith scored just eight points on 3-of-14 shooting (0-for-4 from deep) with four rebounds, two assists and one steal in Monday's loss to the Raptors.

Smith has been on fire and was due for a bad game. With Donatas Motiejunas, Terrence Jones and Dwight Howard either out and/or on minutes limits he's still a must-start player.
Mar 31 - 1:25 AM

Josh Smith had another great all-around game on Sunday, scoring 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting, with 10 rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, two blocks, one steal and four turnovers through 36 minutes of action.

Smith is currently the only healthy power forward on the roster, so he's seen his minutes and production take a big leap over the past two games with Donatas Motiejunas (back) joining Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) on the sidelines. Motiejunas has been ruled out for the next 1-2 weeks, and Jones is without an official return date, meaning that J Smoov is an absolute must-start option heading into a four-game week for the Rockets.
Mar 29 - 4:35 PM

Josh Smith logged 40 minutes against the Wolves on Friday with 16 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists, three blocks and three 3-pointers.

He was the ball handler in a lot of pick-and-roll sets and had a nice rapport with Dwight Howard. Smith is basically the last man standing at power forward and should see major minutes for the next couple games until Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) can return. He'll be a must-start option until further notice.
Mar 28 - 2:07 AM

Josh Smith will slide into the starting lineup for Friday's game vs. the Timberwolves, with Donatas Motiejunas (back) unavailable.

With Motiejunas and Terrence Jones (ribs, lung) out, and Dwight Howard on a minutes limit tonight, J Smoov is going to get all the run he can handle in a very favorable matchup with the Wolves. He looks like a quality plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Mar 27 - 6:25 PM

Josh Smith (ankle) is probable to play Friday vs. Minnesota.

Smith has been playing through the pain, so there's no reason to think he will sit on Friday. With Donatas Motiejunas (back) being listed as questionable, Smith may find himself in the starting lineup with a very favorable matchup against the Timberwolves. Stay tuned.
Mar 26 - 2:37 PM

Josh Smith played 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday with nine points, four rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer.

He did go to the locker room briefly, but returned moments later. Smith is likely going to play minutes in the mid-20s going forward and his opportunities to score may also go down. He'll be worth owning in all points leagues, but his fantasy value in standard leagues is likely going to fall with his sub-par shooting.
Mar 26 - 1:41 AM

Josh Smith (ankle) is being listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Smith was productive in his 29 minutes of action on Monday, despite dealing with a minor ankle sprain, so we fully expect him to give it a go on Wednesday. Dwight Howard (knee) is also expected to return to action on Wednesday, and it'll be interesting to see how/if he affects Smith’s value.
Mar 24 - 4:35 PM

Josh Smith made four 3-pointers and 7-of-14 from the field for 18 points against the Pacers on Monday with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

He used to call himself Mid-Range Shawty, but Smith was hanging on the 3-point line while James Harden kept drawing double- and triple-teams. He was a little banged up due to an ankle injury, but he should continue to get extended run until Dwight Howard gets back. Smith is worth starting in standard leagues.
Mar 23 - 11:05 PM

Josh Smith (ankle) will play against the Pacers on Monday.

His ankle sprain didn't look too bad on Saturday and he did go through shootaround, so we're not expecting him to be limited tonight. Smith will come off the bench and should flirt with 30 minutes. He's worth starting in standard leagues.
Mar 23 - 6:14 PM

Josh Smith (ankle) is getting "worked on" before Monday's game against the Pacers.

He is expected to play and even went through shootaround this morning. Smith would likely see minutes around 25-30 and get shots in the teens. He'll be worth starting in standard leagues tonight, but we'll add another update as soon as he's officially a go.
Mar 23 - 5:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Patrick Beverley
2Jason Terry
SG1James Harden
2Corey Brewer
3Pablo Prigioni
4Nick Johnson
SF1Trevor Ariza
2K.J. McDaniels
3Kostas Papanikolaou
PF1Terrence Jones
2Donatas Motiejunas
3Josh Smith
C1Dwight Howard
2Joey Dorsey
3Clint Capela