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Jason Smith | Center/Forward | #14

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 240
College: Colorado State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIA
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Jason Smith started the second half for injured Markieff Morris (ankle, day-to-day) on Saturday, but played just 10 minutes for four points and one rebound.
If Morris misses time, it could be Kelly Oubre who soaks up his minutes, as Smith was pretty invisible out there tonight. Oubre played 15 minutes and scored two points with three rebounds, so Markieff's replacement, if one is needed, doesn't look like someone you'll want to target in fantasy. Nov 19 - 10:35 PM

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Jason Smith is available to play on Thursday against the Hawks.

He saw some starts at power forward while Markieff Morris was out, but he'll slide over to center with Ian Mahinmi (knee) out. Smith won't have much value.
Oct 27 - 7:13 PM

Jason Smith (oblique) will not suit up for Tuesday's preseason game against the Cavs.

Smith is going to be backing up Marcin Gortat this season, meaning he's not going to be a realistic option in almost any setting.
Oct 18 - 3:01 PM

Jason Smith (oblique) will not play vs. the Kings on Saturday.

Following the news that Ian Mahinmi (knee surgery) will miss 4-6 weeks, Smith will take over as the backup center behind Marcin Gortat. Gortat should play around 32 minutes per night, so Smith won't be able to make an impact in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 15 - 12:16 PM

Jason Smith has agreed to a three-year, $16 million deal with the Wizards.

The Wizards are clearly focused on adding some frontcourt depth and have already signed Ian Mahinmi and Andrew Nicholson to long-term deals this summer. Markieff Morris and Marcin Gortat are obviously going to start, so the best-case scenario for Smith in Washington is for him to see minutes in the teens.
Jul 5 - 7:34 PM

Jason Smith scored six points with three rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in eight minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

He will be losing playing time with Nikola Vucevic back. Plus, Dewayne Dedmon has outplayed him, too. Smith can be left on the wire.
Mar 31 - 10:04 PM

Jason Smith (back) will play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

Smith sat out shootaround with back spasms, but he'll be on the active roster for tonight's game. However, with Nikola Vucevic set to return to the rotation tonight, Smith's minutes figure to take a massive hit, so his arrow is pointing in the wrong direction.
Mar 31 - 6:20 PM

Jason Smith hit 7-of-11 shots for 14 points and five rebounds in Tuesday's cake walk over the Nets.

Smith has scored in double figures in three of his last four games and is averaging 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last five games. And like teammate Andrew Nicholson, if the Magic go into full tank-mode, Smith could end up being worth an add sooner than later.
Mar 29 - 11:10 PM

Jason Smith scored 14 points with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

The Bulls were a disaster on defense and the Magic were able to get 32 points out of their center spot -- giving up over 30 to Smith and Dewayne Dedmon is something else. Smith is still only worth a look in deep leagues with Nikola Vucevic (groin) possibly returning to practice on Monday.
Mar 26 - 10:16 PM

Jason Smith chipped in 12 points, three rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-13 from the field without any free throw attempts.

Nikola Vucevic (groin) is "day-to-day," according to Scott Skiles, so Smith's path to increased playing time may not be open much longer. He's outplaying starting center Dewayne Dedmon (two points, six boards in 16 minutes) but that's not saying much, and neither guy is palatable in standard formats.
Mar 23 - 11:16 PM

Jason Smith came off the bench and hit 10-of-15 shots for 25 points and 13 rebounds in 28 minutes of Tuesday's win.

Smith had just six points in 11 minutes on Saturday, but has been very good in four of his last five games. He's averaging 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and a block over his last five games, and as long as Nikola Vucevic is out with his groin injury, Smith is worth a look in all formats. His career high is 26 points, so he came up just short tonight.
Mar 15 - 10:06 PM

Jason Smith said that he is most comfortable coming off the bench.

"I just try to be a spark off the bench," Smith said. "[Coming off the bench], I can get a feel for the game and how [the opponent] is going to play and how we’re playing on defense. I can see what’s working and what’s not working and I can get an idea of what we need to do." Smith has seen a slight uptick in minutes with Nikola Vucevic (groin) out, but he was replaced in the starting lineup by Dewayne Dedmon in the last two games. He's only on the radar in very deep leagues.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 13 - 10:01 AM

Jason Smith was solid off the Orlando bench during Friday's 107-100 victory over Sacramento, registering 16 points, seven boards, one assist, two steals, three blocks and four turnovers in 23 minutes.

Smith took full advantage of a favorable matchup against the Kings in this one, but he's not going to be this good on most nights. He has been earning around 20 minutes a game since Nikola Vucevic (groin) went down, but Smith isn't much more than a shot blocking specialist in deep leagues.
Mar 12 - 12:47 AM

Jason Smith will return to the bench for Friday's game vs. Sacramento.

Dewayne Dedmon will take Smith's spot in the starting five tonight, but neither of these guys can be considered viable targets in most settings.
Mar 11 - 8:37 PM

Jason Smith scored 13 points in a start at center on Monday vs. the Warriors, adding two boards, one block and two steals in 23 minutes.

He probably would've played a little more, but both teams played a ton of small ball tonight. It sounds like Nikola Vucevic's groin will cost him some time, but Smith is better suited for deeper leagues unless we see his workload increase in the next game.
Mar 8 - 1:41 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tomas Satoransky
3Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Marcus Thornton
3Sheldon McClellan
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
3Danuel House
PF1Markieff Morris
2Andrew Nicholson
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Jason Smith
4Daniel Ochefu