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Jason Smith | Center/Forward | #14

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (31) / 3/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 240
College: Colorado State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIA
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Jason Smith (calf) will be "fine" for Game 1 vs. the Celtics on Sunday.
He played through a left calf contusion in Game 6 vs. the Hawks and finished with just two rebounds in 11 minutes, but coach Scott Brooks confirmed that he will see his usual backup center minutes in Game 1. Expect him to see minutes in the teens. Apr 30 - 11:42 AM

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Jason Smith (calf) played 11 minutes against the Hawks with two rebounds and three fouls.

He was tested early due to Marcin Gortat getting in some foul trouble. Smith had some fine rim protection during this game and his ability to play both big-man spots is very helpful to coach Scott Brooks, especially with Ian Mahinmi (calf) on the shelf.
Apr 28 - 10:49 PM

Jason Smith (left calf) will play against the Hawks on Friday.

He got some shots up pre-game and is calf contusion doesn't sound like it'll affect him too much. Considering how Markieff Morris has picked up five fouls in each of the last four games, this is big for the Wizards. Smith is getting some minutes at the five and he's also done really well next to the other non-Morris starters. Morris' upside in DFS takes a hit here, but he's still in play in hopes he bounces back. Smith is still a risky DFS play, unless you want to bet against Morris.
Apr 28 - 6:05 PM

Jason Smith (calf) says he is "feeling good" and went through shootaround but remains a game-time decision for Game 6 Friday vs. the Hawks.

Smith exited Game 5 on Wednesday due to a left calf contusion and is attempting to work his way back. He told reporters after shootaround Friday morning: "Hopefully I'll be to go tonight." If Smith is unable to suit up, Marcin Gortat will likely be asked log close to 40 minutes, just as he did in Game 5. Markieff Morris and Bojan Bogdanovic might also see an uptick in playing time if the Wiz choose to go small.
Apr 28 - 12:03 PM

Jason Smith (calf) is a game-time call for Game 6 in Atlanta on Friday.

He suffered a left calf contusion during Wednesday's Game 5 and wasn't able to return. He's considered day-to-day and received treatment on Thursday instead of practicing. We'll have a better idea of his status after Friday's morning shootaround. If he's out, Marcin Gortat will have to play more and the Wizards may have to use smaller lineups with Markieff Morris logging some center minutes.
Apr 27 - 12:24 PM

Jason Smith didn't return after exiting Wednesday's game in the second half with a left calf contusion, finishing with five points and two rebounds in 16 minutes.

Smith crashed into the basket stanchion prior to exiting. He jogged into the locker room but had his left leg iced when he returned to the bench, and we'll have to wait for updates before determining his status for Game 6 on Friday. If he misses more time, Marcin Gortat's minutes should increase and the Wizards will be forced to run plenty of small lineups.
Apr 26 - 8:29 PM

Jason Smith (knee) looked good in 28 minutes during Game 2, posting eight points, eight boards, two blocks, one assist and one steal.

Ian Mahinmi (calf) is out at least one more game, which leaves Smith with an expanded role as the Wizards' primary backup big man. He failed to score in 13 minutes during Game 1, however, and there should be more reliable DFS options available on Saturday.
Apr 19 - 10:16 PM

Jason Smith (knee) practiced on Tuesday and will suit up for Game 2 on Wednesday vs. Atlanta.

Smith sat out Monday's practice after he was diagnosed with a bruised left knee following Sunday's Game 1 victory. Smith didn't score and grabbed just one rebound in the 13 minutes he played in Game 1.
Apr 18 - 1:16 PM

Jason Smith (knee) sat out of Monday's practice.

Smith was diagnosed with a bruised left knee following Sunday's Game 1 win over the Hawks, but coach Scott Brooks said the Wizards were playing it safe with the veteran and called him day-to-day. With Ian Mahinmi still on the shelf, Smith will likely play through the pain. It helps that the Wizards are off until Wednesday.
Apr 17 - 1:55 PM

Jason Smith was diagnosed with a bruised left knee following Sunday's Game 1 win over the Hawks.

Smith was forced out of Sunday's game after hurting his knee and did not return, but Scott Brooks said that they were just playing it safe with Smith and that he could have gotten back on the court if needed. He ended his evening with one rebound, one block, three turnovers and four fouls in 13 minutes off the bench, and while he should be good to go for Game 2, he's obviously not a fantasy option.
Apr 16 - 4:36 PM

Jason Smith (left knee) is headed to the locker room.

Kent Bazemore crashed into Smith's knee during the closing minutes of the third quarter, and Smith was down in some obvious pain for a few minutes before eventually making his way back to the bench. It's worth noting that Smith was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power, so hopefully he's not dealing with anything too serious.
Apr 16 - 3:15 PM

Jason Smith scored five points in a start for Markieff Morris (ankle) against the Knicks on Thursday with six rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

Marcin Gortat played great in this game while coach Scott Brooks went with Kelly Oubre as a small-ball four a lot here, so Smith didn't get much run late in this game. His one monster fluke earlier this season has skewed his value as a starter, so this is a fair expectation most nights when Morris is out.
Apr 6 - 10:51 PM

Jason Smith is starting for Markieff Morris (ankle) against the Knicks on Thursday.

It's an expected move for the Wizards. In Smith's previous starts, he averaged 12.5 points, 5.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.5 blocks, 1.0 steals and 2.0 treys. He had a ridiculous game in one of those, so expect him to be around 10 points with a handful of boards.
Apr 6 - 7:07 PM

Jason Smith scored a season-high-tying 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting on Tuesday, making a career-high five 3-pointers in 24 minutes.

Smith added five rebounds, two assists, one block and just one turnover, and this was a totally unexpected performance after a DNP-CD vs. the Warriors on Sunday. Discussing his improved perimeter shooting with the Wizards, he said, "I just space out and I'm just sitting there licking my chops." Smith's nightly role is determined by matchups and the whims of coach Scott Brooks.
Apr 5 - 12:08 AM

Jason Smith scored 14 points with eight rebounds and four 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

That puts him at 30 triples on the season, which is double his previous career high in a season. Smith did benefit late in this game from Markieff Morris getting ejected, so the playing time is slightly inflated. He's been in the mix and does play minutes in the teens most nights, but he's not someone fantasy owners should add here.
Mar 30 - 1:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tim Frazier
3Tomas Satoransky
SG1Bradley Beal
2Sheldon McClellan
SF1Otto Porter
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Daniel Ochefu