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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
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Knicks PF/C Jason Smith went scoreless in 17 minutes of action on Friday, grabbing three rebounds with one turnover and no other stats to his credit.
Backup center Cole Aldrich (three points, three rebounds in 12 minutes) wasn't too much better in 12 minutes off the bench, and neither guy has staked a convincing claim for a major role this season. Smith is the guy to target if you're rooting around for low-end value, and he at least has some upside due to solid per-minute scoring, rebounding and blocks. Oct 24 - 10:22 PM

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Coach Derek Fisher hinted Jason Smith will start at power forward on opening night.

He'd likely join Jose Calderon, Iman Shumpert, Carmelo Anthony and Samuel Dalembert. These guys haven't had any minutes together in the preseason and Quincy Acy could still get the nod. That said, there's no reason to add either guy in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 24 - 4:17 PM

Jason Smith will draw another start at power forward for the Knicks on Friday, and head coach Derek Fisher indicated that he will remain there for opening night.

Smith appears to have beat out Quincy Acy (wrist), Andre Bargnani (hamstring), and Amare Stoudemire for the starting power forward job. Fisher would like to use Amare in a sixth man role, and with Acy and Bargnani not fully healthy, Smith will get the nod with the starting unit. However, with career averages of 6.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks, Smith doesn't look like someone worth targeting in standard leagues, regardless of his role with the team.
Oct 24 - 12:18 PM

Jason Smith will start at power forward against the Wizards on Wednesday.

It's just an experiment after Quincy Acy started the previous four games. Smith should still get some minutes at center in the rotation, but he's not a fantasy option in most leagues.
Oct 22 - 5:55 PM

Knicks head coach Derek Fisher reiterated that there is still plenty of competition for the starting power forward job and that Jason Smith could be in the mix.

Although Quincy Acy has started during all of the Knicks' preseason games Fisher said, "Jason Smith has played some good minutes for us the last couple games since he’s been back and there’s no reason why he couldn't maybe crack into that [starting lineup]." If Smith were to earn a starting job his fantasy value would increase by a good margin.
Source: ESPN
Oct 18 - 12:57 PM

Jason Smith played 24 minutes and hit 5-of-10 shots for 14 points, five rebounds and one assist on Tuesday.

He's coming off knee surgery and made his season debut tonight. He played well and should eventually challenge Samuel Dalembert for the starting center job in New York. And if it happens, he'll be worth a late look in deep leagues by owners in need of a center.
Oct 14 - 10:01 PM

Jason Smith (knee surgery) is not with a team for a personal matter.

He's been playing more power forward in training camp, which actually hurts his chances for regular minutes. Smith will have to stay healthy after suffering multiple serious injuries in his career.
Oct 8 - 6:03 PM

The Knicks signed free agent PF/C Jason Smith (knee) on a one-year deal worth $3.3 million.

Smith's 2013-14 season ended with knee surgery in January, and injuries have been an unfortunate trend throughout his brief NBA career -- he's missed an average of 24.2 games over six seasons. When healthy he has a sweet 18-foot jumper and does a solid job rebounding and blocking shots, so he should fill a valuable role off New York's bench behind Samuel Dalembert and Amare Stoudemire.
Jul 15 - 8:02 PM

Coach Monty Williams did not update the status of Jason Smith (knee) in his recent interview.

Williams updated just about every other injured player on his team, so this does kind of speak volumes. General manager Dell Demps also declined to say if the team would bring Smith back in an interview last month. Basically, it sounds like the Pelicans aren't bringing the unrestricted free agent back and have more confidence in Jeff Withey.
Jun 20 - 11:29 AM

Pelican GM Dell Demps declined to say if he wants free agent PF/C Jason Smith back.

Smith appeared in 31 games this season, averaging 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds before going down with a knee injury. The No. 20 overall pick back in 2007 will not be a priority free agent, so the Pelicans can take their time. Smith has battled knee, concussion, ankle and hip issues since joining the New Orleans in 2010.
May 2 - 11:24 AM

Jason Smith (knee) is out for the rest of the season after his knee surgery.

He had surgery last week on Jan. 29 on his right knee to remove loose bodies, but he's not going to be making it back to the lineup. The Pelicans are a mess at center right now and fantasy owners in most formats shouldn't be paying much attention to guys like Greg Stiemsma, Jeff Withey and Alexis Ajinca.
Source: WWLTV
Feb 3 - 7:13 PM

Jason Smith had successful surgery on his right knee on Wednesday.

The procedure removed loose bodies from his knee and Smith does not have a timetable to return. He's had a tough season due to multiple injuries and has been out of the lineup since Jan. 18. The Pelicans have been a mess with their frontcourt players next Anthony Davis and most fantasy owners shouldn't be looking to add Jeff Withey, Greg Stiemsma or Alexis Ajinca.
Jan 29 - 3:13 PM

Jason Smith (knee) is set to have surgery to remove some loose cartilage in his right knee on Wednesday.

"A piece of cartilage kind of chipped off." Smith said. "They said if I tried to [play] through it, it could lock the knee up or tear some other stuff up." Smith is currently out indefinitely and the injuries keep mounting for a depleted Pelicans squad. Smith was averaging 26 minutes per game, and that time will now be dispersed to guys like Al-Farouq Aminu, Alexis Ajinca, Jeff Withey and Greg Stiemsma. Aminu is probably the most attractive pickup out of that group.
Jan 19 - 11:58 AM

Jason Smith suffered cartilage damage to his right knee and he's out indefinitely, the Pelicans announced on Saturday.

An MRI revealed the injury and the hits just keep coming for New Orleans. With Ryan Anderson (herniated disc) already on the shelf, the Pelicans need Anthony Davis to stay healthy while guys like Al-Farouq Aminu, Alexis Ajinca, Jeff Withey and Greg Stiemsma provide some frontcourt support. Ajinca is worth a look in deeper leagues, and Aminu's minutes may increase, but there are no clear-cut winners in this unfortunate scenario.
Jan 18 - 3:07 PM

Jason Smith played just 19 minutes on Monday, scoring six points on 3-of-9 shooting with three rebounds and one steal.

Smith was lifted in the third quarter after his fourth foul and Monty Williams never went back to him, opting for Alexis Ajinca (seven points, four boards, two blocks) instead in a tight game vs. the Spurs. As long as Smith is starting and not injured, though, he'll be worth a look for owners in need of a big man.
Jan 14 - 1:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Pablo Prigioni
3Shane Larkin
4Langston Galloway
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Travis Outlaw
3Cleanthony Early
PF1Andrea Bargnani
2Quincy Acy
3Amare Stoudemire
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich