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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 fouled out in 17 minutes vs. the Celtics on Monday, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
He returned to the bench with Markieff Morris (illness) back, but he was on his way to a big game until foul trouble ruined his night. He added five rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples, but standard-league owners should look elsewhere while Morris and Marcin Gortat are healthy. Mar 20 - 11:12 PM

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Jason Smith will return to the bench on Monday vs. the Celtics.

This is an expected move with Markieff Morris (illness) returning from a two-game absence. Smith played well in Morris' absence, so he will be back on the radar if Morris or Marcin Gortat ever pick up an injury. For now, he can be dropped in most leagues.
Mar 20 - 6:18 PM

Jason Smith scored eight points with four rebounds, two assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Hornets on Saturday.

This wasn't quite like his 17-point explosion on Friday, but his fantasy owners will gladly take this one. Morris did travel for this game, so he was close to returning. That suggests Morris should be back on Monday night. If you used Smith this weekend, cash in your chips and go home a winner.
Mar 18 - 9:39 PM

Jason Smith started in place of Markieff Morris (sinus infection) on Friday vs. the Bulls and scored 17 points on 6-of-15 shooting.

The Wizards run a tight rotation and Iah Mahinmi can't really play the four, so Smith was a workhorse tonight with 38 minutes. He racked up seven rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and three 3-pointers, so he's on the radar as a potential streamer in deeper leagues or DFS if Morris doesn't play on Saturday vs. the Hornets. He likely won't be this good, though.
Mar 17 - 9:40 PM

With Markieff Morris (sinus infection) ruled out, Jason Smth will start for the Wizards on Friday vs. the Bulls.

This will be Smith's first start this season. Smith has played more than 20 minutes eight times this season. He is averaging 10.3 points and 5.4 rebounds in 22.7 minutes over those eight contests. He is difficult to trust going forward assuming Morris will be back soon, but Smith may be worth a plug-and-play in deep leagues if desperate.
Mar 17 - 6:34 PM

Jason Smith scored nine points with six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

He saw some clutch minutes late in this game and has been trending up in certain matchups due to Marcin Gortat struggling. That said, he was a DNP-CD on Wednesday against the up-tempo Nuggets. Smith is tough to count on right now.
Mar 11 - 1:48 AM

Jason Smith played 23 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-7 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 3-of-4 free throws for a season-high 17 points, six rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Suns.

Smith didn't even play in his previous two games and didn't get any run in four of his previous five, so this looks like a total fluke. Ian Mahinmi also came out of nowhere for a monster stat line, which is why Marcin Gortat was so quiet. Just put Smith on your radar in case he starts getting heavy minutes going forward.
Mar 8 - 12:26 AM

Jason Smith returned to the rotation on Wednesday with eight points on 4-of-4 shooting, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block.

Smith did his damage in a mere 10 minutes after picking up DNP-CDs in the Wizards' past two games. He played well alongside Ian Mahinmi tonight, which is interesting, but we'll need to see him do this a few more times before biting at any depth.
Mar 1 - 10:44 PM

Jason Smith fell out of the Wizards' rotation on Sunday.

Head coach Scott Brooks has praised Smith and spoken about finding minutes for him, but it just isn't happening with Ian Mahinmi back in the lineup. There's no reason to think Smith will re-emerge as an asset in any leagues this season.
Feb 26 - 7:49 PM

Wizards coach Scott Brooks indicated that Jason Smith deserves to stay in the rotation with Ian Mahinmi back.

"My job is to find him a role because he makes shots, he blocks shots, he gets in our defensive coverage, he’s athletic," Brooks said. "He’s done some good things for us the last two or three months, he deserves to stay in." Smith has played slightly over 20 minutes per game since Mahinmi returned on Feb. 8, but that number could take another hit once Mahinmi's playing time restrictions are lifted. He's strictly a deep-league asset until further notice.
Feb 16 - 9:17 AM

Jason Smith scored 15 points in 23 minutes on Wednesday, making 5-of-9 field goals and 4-of-7 free throws with eight rebounds, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Smith has been used as a backup center out of necessity, but with Ian Mahinmi returning on Wednesday the Wizards will have more frontcourt flexibility. Tonight's big game came against the Nets, of course, so we're not running to the wire.
Feb 8 - 11:33 PM

Jason Smith scored a season-high 16 points with four rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 19 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

He's actually seen at least 19 minutes in three straight with garbage time not factoring into this. Smith gets most of his run behind Marcin Gortat, but coach Scott Brooks has run him out there at the four for a total of 22 minutes over those three. The Wizards played some bigger teams in that span against the Grizzlies, Knicks and Pistons, so that may be a factor on the uptick. If he is good again vs. Charlotte on Monday, that may put him on the radar in deep leagues.
Jan 21 - 9:04 PM

Jason Smith (wrist, elbow) will play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

Smith had a bad fall on Dec. 23 and he did have X-rays on his wrist and elbow, but he's been cleared to play and there's no word of any limitations. However, he's averaging just 10.8 minutes per game on the season and has zero fantasy value.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Jason Smith (hamstring) will be available to play Monday vs. the Pacers.

Apparently the hamstring injury will only end up costing Smith one game on the sidelines. He should be able to flirt with minutes in the teens tonight sans Ian Mahinmi (knee), but he won't be on the court enough to make a difference in most leagues.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 06:21:00 PM

Jason Smith (right hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with the Pacers.

Smith was originally listed as questionable, so we're not all that optimistic that he'll take the court tonight. With Ian Mahinmi (knee) on the sidelines, Daniel Ochefu could see limited minutes in the rotation, while Marcin Gortat will likely play as close to 40 minutes as possible. Smith is not a fantasy option in any setting.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1John Wall
2Brandon Jennings
3Tomas Satoransky
4Trey Burke
SG1Bradley Beal
2Sheldon McClellan
SF1Otto Porter
2Bojan Bogdanovic
3Kelly Oubre
PF1Markieff Morris
2Jason Smith
3Chris McCullough
C1Marcin Gortat
2Ian Mahinmi
3Daniel Ochefu