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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 (sprained right shoulder) is questionable to return on Wednesday.
Washington is already missing Markieff Morris, so Mike Scott could get a lot of run if Smith isn't able to return. Oct 18 - 7:45 PM

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Scott Brooks has confirmed that Jason Smith will start at power forward for Wednesday's matchup with the 76ers.

Joining Smith in the starting five tonight will be John Wall, Bradley Beal, Otto Porter and Marcin Gortat. As a starter last season, Smith compiled averages of 12.3 points, 3.8 boards and 2.0 treys per contest, so while he might be starting for Washington until Markieff Morris (hernia) get back, he's not the most attractive grab in 12-team settings.

Jason Smith is expected to start at power forward Wednesday vs. the 76ers, with Markieff Morris (hernia) unavailable.

Smith, Mike Scott and Otto Porter will likely be manning the four-spot until Morris can get back to the court, and while Smith had a nice preseason run, it's tough to envision him as much more than a low-end, streamer option in deep leagues. In four starts last season, Smith compiled averages of 12.3 points, 2.0 triples, 3.8 boards and not much else on 52.9 percent shooting.

Jason Smith's strong preseason continued on Friday as he scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including a 3-of-8 mark from downtown.

Smith grabbed five rebounds with one assist and zero turnovers in 23 minutes, and the starting PF job is his to lose while Markieff Morris recovers from sports hernia surgery. The 10-year veteran has looked great this preseason, particularly with his 3-point range, but Morris' return will inevitably bump him to the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 13 - 11:02 PM

Jason Smith sank 4-of-5 three-pointers to finish Wednesday's exhibition loss with a game-high 20 points, two rebounds and one turnover in 22 minutes.

The veteran made 7-of-8 shots overall, and his 3-point range at the PF position is crucial in today's NBA. He's slated to start the season at PF, but should cede the job once Markieff Morris (sports hernia surgery) is ready to play. Smith's fantasy ceiling isn't very high and the temporary nature of his starting gig makes him an undesirable draft-day target.
Oct 11 - 11:40 PM

Jason Smith will start against the Heat on Wednesday.

He got the night off on Sunday, but coach Scott Brooks said he'll extend the starters' minutes in this game. Smith is likely going to start during the season, but he won't be doing much outside of rebounding, defending and taking open shots.
Oct 11 - 6:32 PM

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

Smith could be looking at some increased minutes to start the year with Markieff Morris (hernia) on the sidelines, but he'll be irrelevant once Morris returns. He's not someone that should be targeted on draft day.
Oct 8 - 3:00 PM

Jason Smith will start against the Knicks on Friday.

Coach Scott Brooks said he will keep his starters around 18-20 minutes. Smith is probably going to be the opening night starter, but he'll be asked to just hit open shots and play defense. He's only a short-term add in super deep leagues.
Oct 6 - 5:40 PM

Jason Smith started the preseason opener for Washington on Monday, scoring 12 points in 16 minutes with five rebounds, two blocks and a triple.

He did this against the Guangzhou Long-Lions, so there's no reason to overreact. However, Smith looks like the favorite to take Markieff Morris' (sports hernia) spot in the starting lineup for the first few weeks of the season and could have some low-end value in very deep leagues until Morris works his way back.
Oct 2 - 9:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Tim Frazier
3Tomas Satoransky
SG1Bradley Beal
2Jodie Meeks
3Sheldon Mac
SF1Otto Porter
2Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Mike Scott
4Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi