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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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Jason Smith made 5-of-14 from the field for 11 points with three rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 17 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.
He had a Russell Westbrook-like usage rate of 38.9. Smith has played 16.6 minutes per game over his last five, averaging 7.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 steals. He has been hurt a lot in his career and the Knicks will likely keep his minutes in check. Dec 20 - 3:49 PM

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Jason Smith started for Amare Stoudemire on Friday, managing just four points on 2-of-8 shooting with five rebounds and one steal in 24 minutes.

If Smith can't get it done with the roster as bare as this, it's going to be a tough road to hoe for him. Watch this action from the wire.
Nov 15 - 12:44 AM

Jason Smith will be starting at power forward on Friday.

Smith has bounced in and out of the starting lineup this year, but as a starter he's averaging 11.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.0 assist. He really doesn't do much aside from score, so his value is better served in a points league. If you're in a standard 9-category league, he's not really worth paying attention to.
Nov 14 - 5:55 PM

Jason Smith will come off the bench on Saturday against the Hawks.

Coach Derek Fisher is tweaking his lineups like he gets a bonus on his contract for it. Smith has played well, but he won't be worth using unless the Knicks have the injury bug bite them.
Nov 8 - 7:00 PM

Jason Smith started at PF on Wednesday and hit 7-of-11 shots for 17 points, three rebounds and a block in a loss to the Pistons.

Not bad. But unless you're in a very deep league, you can probably find a better player than Smith off the waiver wire. Quincy Acy played off the bench tonight and failed to score, so it's quite possible Smith sticks in the starting lineup, for now.
Nov 5 - 11:48 PM

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

He is coming off a nine-point game in 23 minutes on Tuesday. Smith did start the second half on Oct. 30, but that was at the center spot. It looks like coach Derek Fisher is going to shuffle his lineup too much to add Smith in most formats.
Nov 5 - 6:09 PM

Jason Smith played well in 23 minutes off New York's bench, finishing Tuesday's home loss with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He picked up a bit more playing time with Quincy Acy (wrist) unavailable, and the eventual return of Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) is another obstacle for Smith's long-term value. Deep-league owners in need of a quick boost in FG percentage might find Smith to be useful, but that's about it.
Nov 4 - 10:07 PM

Jason Smith started the second half of Thursday's game against the Cavs and finished with 12 points, two rebounds and one turnover in 19 minutes.

He was a lot more valuable to the Knicks than this stat line suggests, so he'll likely be starting in the next couple games. However, coach Derek Fisher changes his starting lineup more than any coach right now, so you would have to be in an extremely deep league to give him a look.
Oct 31 - 12:42 AM

Jason Smith started in place of Samuel Dalembert to begin the second half on Thursday.

Dalembert isn't a great offensive presence, so maybe that is why coach Derek Fisher made the switch. He's now used three different lineups to start the four halves this season. This will be a trend.
Oct 30 - 9:29 PM

Jason Smith will come off the bench for the Knicks in Wednesday's season opener, with Amare Stoudemire and Samuel Dalembert starting in the frontcourt.

It's an open question whether Stoudemire's knees will hold up with a starter's minutes, so Smith should still see plenty of work as a backup PF/C, especially with Andrea Bargnani (hamstring) on the shelf. He's a nice real-world addition for New York, but his upside is too limited for use in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 29 - 6:22 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jose Calderon
2Shane Larkin
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1Iman Shumpert
2J.R. Smith
3Tim Hardaway Jr.
SF1Carmelo Anthony
2Cleanthony Early
PF1Amare Stoudemire
2Quincy Acy
3Andrea Bargnani
4Travis Wear
C1Samuel Dalembert
2Jason Smith
3Cole Aldrich