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Jason Smith | Center/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 240
College: Colorado State
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Smith played 30 minutes against the Pacers during a 103-82 loss on Thursday, scoring eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and one steal.
Smith was popped in the mouth a couple times tonight, but he's fine. It was a decent game and he didn't even play in the fourth quarter. He's certainly not the hottest property in fantasy, but he's getting it done over his last five, averaging 10.2 points, 6.6 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.2 blocks, 0.8 steals and 0.6 treys. He's worth a look. Jan 29 - 10:01 PM

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Jason Smith had 11 points, 11 rebounds, six assists and a steal on 5-of-10 shooting in another start on Wednesday.

Smith is quietly playing well for the Knicks, as the tankers give guys heavy minutes who probably have no business getting heavy NBA minutes. Smith is averaging 11.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.6 blocks and a ridiculous 34 minutes a game over his last five, making him worth a look in many leagues. Then again, he's Jason Smith.
Jan 29 - 4:13 AM

Jason Smith was in foul trouble during a 76-71 loss to the Hornets on Saturday, finishing with five points, four rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one turnover.

He did play 32 minutes tonight and it would have been more. Smith has played in at least 32 minutes in four consecutive games and that should continue as long as he's healthy. He's not much of a per-minute guy, but he's worth a look in 14-team leagues.
Jan 24 - 9:50 PM

Jason Smith scored 19 points against the Magic on Friday with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

He's apparently in coach Derek Fisher's good graces and has played in at least 32 minutes for three consecutive games. Smith had a grand total of one 3-pointer since the start of the 2010-11, so that part of this game is a shock. He's worth a look for 14-team leagues right now even with Amare Stoudemire coming back Saturday.
Jan 24 - 12:15 AM

Jason Smith started on Thursday with no points, four boards and two blocks in 14 minutes.

He did not start the second half in favor of Lance Thomas. If the Knicks are tanking, Smith has been terrific. In his last nine, he's made just 31.9 percent from the field with 6.8 points, 5.6 boards, 1.6 assists and 0.9 turnovers in 21.6 minutes. Amazingly, he's just 5-of-24 in the paint in that span. Unless your fantasy team is tanking, leave him on the wire.
Jan 15 - 8:13 PM

Jason Smith will start against the Bucks in London on Thursday.

Smith will start in the Knicks' frontcourt alongside Amare Stodemire and Carmelo Anthony on Thursday as the Knicks split minutes between he, Cole Aldrich, and Quincy Acy. Smith has averaged 7.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.4 blocks in 10 starts this season, so he's not much more than a plug-and-play option in daily and deeper fantasy leagues right now.

Jason Smith will start alongside Jose Calderon, Pablo Prigioni, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Cole Aldrich for the Knicks' Thursday game against the Rockets.

Smith and Quincy Acy will split minutes tonight as some of the few healthy bodies left on the Knicks' roster, but neither guy makes for a great play in daily leagues.
Jan 8 - 6:54 PM

Jason Smith played 21 minutes and hit 3-of-8 shots and 7-of-10 free throws for 13 points and five rebounds.

He's not going to do much outside of score some points and grab a few boards, meaning Cole Aldrich (11 points, 7 rebounds) is a much better Knicks option right now.
Jan 7 - 9:58 PM

Jason Smith will start again on Friday against the Pistons with Amare Stoudemire (knee) sidelined.

He doesn't do much aside from score, so he's not a great option in most leagues.
Jan 2 - 6:04 PM

Jason Smith will start on Saturday vs. the Kings.

Quincy Acy is suspended and Amare Stoudemire is resting his ailing knee, so if Smith ever had a chance to log some serious minutes it would be this game. Regardless, even with the extra minutes Smith is not an intriguing option in any format and it would be wise to look the other way.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 08:45:00 PM

Jason Smith made 5-of-14 from the field for 11 points with three rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 17 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

He had a Russell Westbrook-like usage rate of 38.9. Smith has played 16.6 minutes per game over his last five, averaging 7.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 steals. He has been hurt a lot in his career and the Knicks will likely keep his minutes in check.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Jason Smith started for Amare Stoudemire on Friday, managing just four points on 2-of-8 shooting with five rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes.

If Smith can't get it done with the roster as bare as this, it's going to be a tough road to hoe for him. Watch this action from the wire.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 12:44:00 AM

Jason Smith will be starting at power forward on Friday.

Smith has bounced in and out of the starting lineup this year, but as a starter he's averaging 11.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assist. He really doesn't do much aside from score, so his value is better served in a points league. If you're in a standard 9-category league, he's not really worth paying attention to.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 05:55:00 PM

Jason Smith will come off the bench on Saturday against the Hawks.

Coach Derek Fisher is tweaking his lineups like he gets a bonus on his contract for it. Smith has played well, but he won't be worth using unless the Knicks have the injury bug bite them.
Sat, Nov 8, 2014 07:00:00 PM

Jason Smith started at PF on Wednesday and hit 7-of-11 shots for 17 points, three rebounds and a block in a loss to the Pistons.

Not bad. But unless you're in a very deep league, you can probably find a better player than Smith off the waiver wire. Quincy Acy played off the bench tonight and failed to score, so it's quite possible Smith sticks in the starting lineup, for now.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 11:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
SG1Langston Galloway
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3Pablo Prigioni
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Lance Thomas
3Cleanthony Early
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Travis Wear
3Quincy Acy
4Andrea Bargnani
C1Louis Amundson
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich