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Jason Smith | Center/Forward

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 240
College: Colorado State
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Jason Smith and the Knicks are still in discussions about signing a new contract.
The Lakers have also shown some interest in Smith, so the Knicks will want to get a deal done pretty quickly. Smith averaged 8.0 points, 4.0 boards and 1.7 assists in 21.8 minutes per game last season, so he won't be a target in standard leagues regardless of where he lands. Jul 5 - 12:00 PM

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The Lakers have reportedly expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Jason Smith.

With the Lakers reportedly looking at Jason Smith and Amare Stoudemire, it sounds like they've lowered their expectations dramatically. Smith averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in an ideal situation with the Knicks during the 2014-15 season, so that's pretty much his ceiling. He has no value in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 7:13 PM

According to the New York Post, Phil Jackson would like to re-sign Jason Smith this summer.

Smith surprisingly managed to play in all 82 games last season, averaging 8.0 points, 4.0 boards and 1.7 assists in 21.8 minutes per game. Phil Jackson would like Smith to be his backup center next season, but his playing time would depend on who the Knicks bring in this summer during free agency. In terms of fantasy, Smith is more of a deep-league asset.
Jun 28 - 9:33 AM

Jason Smith scored 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting (including a three) with nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks in Monday's win over the Hawks.

Smith also hit 5-of-5 FTs to finish out the unlikely yet studly fantasy line. He has actually been rolling pretty good lately, averaging 14.0 points, 0.8 threes, 7.3 boards, 3.5 assists, 2.3 combined steals and blocks with solid percentages over his last four games. The whole team was rolling tonight against the Hawks' somewhat disinterested unit but Smith is worth a look for the finale, nevertheless.
Apr 14 - 3:16 AM

Jason Smith brought some defensive contributions to Orlando for Saturday's win, finishing with 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and four blocks in 31 minutes.

He was fantastic and the six assists tonight were nothing to shake a stick at either. Smith should be safe going forward with minutes in the 30s because it seems like Andrea Bargnani may be out for the season. Smith is worth a look in standard leagues.
Apr 11 - 10:09 PM

Jason Smith scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes off the bench on Monday.

Smith will show up in the box score every once in a while but good luck trying to figure out when. He'll need to go on a prolonged hot streak to get any traction in fantasy leagues.
Mar 23 - 11:10 PM

Jason Smith said he loves New York and hopes to be back with the team in 2015-16.

Smith will be a free agent after the 2014-15 season, but hopes he can return to the Knicks. "I love New York,’’ Smith said. "I like the triangle offense. I wouldn’t have a problem coming back to New York. I think it’s a great market, great basketball organization. Phil’s got the team moving in the right direction. It’s tough to say that now because he’s trying to change the culture.’’ The 29-year-old is averaging 6.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals, and 0.8 blocks over his last five games and is limited to more of a deep league fantasy option.
Mar 10 - 9:29 AM

Updating a previous item, Jason Smith will start against the Pacers on Saturday.

The starting distinction doesn't matter much for Smith and he was going to get significant minutes anyway. He's worth a look in standard leagues with Lou Amundson (back) now out with an injury.
Mar 7 - 7:08 PM

Jason Smith came off the bench again on Tuesday, posting 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting, four rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes during a crushing loss to Sacramento.

He had only two points and five rebounds in 20 minutes on Saturday and isn't on the fantasy radar in typical leagues. It says a lot that Smith is backing up a starting duo of Lou Amundson and Andrea Bargnani.
Mar 3 - 10:04 PM

Jason Smith had 14 points, 10 rebounds and four assists on 5-of-9 shooting in 27 minutes on Wednesday.

Smith had been dreadful in his two previous games, scoring four in each of them, but had 25 points and seven boards in his last game before the All-Star break. Maybe he's ready to get it rolling again for the hapless Knicks, but we'll believe it when we see it happen.
Feb 25 - 11:09 PM

Jason Smith was a no show for Sunday's blowout loss to the Cavs, scoring just four points on 2-of-6 shooting, to go with four rebounds, two steals, one block and one turnover through 24 minutes of action.

Smith is the starting power forward for the Knicks, but the problem is, he just isn't that talented. The only reason he's starting is because the Knicks are tanking, and with averages of 11.6 points 6.1 rebounds through the month of February, he's nowhere near being a must-own guy in standard leagues.
Feb 22 - 6:25 PM

Jason Smith didn't have a big line against the Heat on Friday with four points, six rebounds, three assists and two turnovers.

He scored 25 points in his last game, but we all knew it wasn't going to be smooth sailing for Jason Smith. His ceiling isn't too high and is really just a points-boards guy with only a few other stats as the starting power forward. If there's a high-upside player sitting on the wire, Smith isn't must-own. He's a decent add, though.
Feb 21 - 1:46 AM

Jason Smith scored a season-high 25 points against the Magic on Wednesday with seven boards and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

He scored 21 in the first half and finished making 10-of-16 from the field tonight. The matchup certainly helped Smith tonight and the Magic gave him plenty of open looks. He has played at least 30 minutes in four of his last five, averaging 13.6 points, 6.8 boards, 2.2 assists and 0.2 blocks in that span. If you need a big man, give him a look because the Knicks are going to need some offense.
Feb 11 - 9:44 PM

Jason Smith scored nine points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Monday against the Heat.

Smith and Lou Amundson (six points, four rebounds, two assists, three steals, one block) are going to get run for the foreseeable future as long as they can stay healthy. If you're desperate for a big man, give them a look.
Feb 10 - 12:34 AM

Jason Smith scored 14 points with 13 rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 34 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

His numbers were down in his previous 10, averaging 9.2 points, 5.4 boards, 3.2 assists and 1.0 blocks in 29.9 minutes. Smith has been flirting with top 150 value in 2015 and his numbers will go up on the nights Carmelo Anthony sits.
Feb 7 - 10:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jose Calderon
2Jerian Grant
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Langston Galloway
3Ricky Ledo
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Andrea Bargnani
3Derrick Williams
C1Kyle O'Quinn
2Cole Aldrich
3Jason Smith