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Jason Smith | Center/Forward | #14

Team: Orlando Magic
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/2/1986
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 240
College: Colorado State
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (20) / MIA
Contract: view contract details

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Jason Smith scored six points with three rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in eight minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.
He will be losing playing time with Nikola Vucevic back. Plus, Dewayne Dedmon has outplayed him, too. Smith can be left on the wire. Mar 31 - 10:04 PM

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Jason Smith (back) will play Thursday vs. the Pacers.

Smith sat out shootaround with back spasms, but he'll be on the active roster for tonight's game. However, with Nikola Vucevic set to return to the rotation tonight, Smith's minutes figure to take a massive hit, so his arrow is pointing in the wrong direction.
Mar 31 - 6:20 PM

Jason Smith hit 7-of-11 shots for 14 points and five rebounds in Tuesday's cake walk over the Nets.

Smith has scored in double figures in three of his last four games and is averaging 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocks over his last five games. And like teammate Andrew Nicholson, if the Magic go into full tank-mode, Smith could end up being worth an add sooner than later.
Mar 29 - 11:10 PM

Jason Smith scored 14 points with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks in 24 minutes against the Bulls on Saturday.

The Bulls were a disaster on defense and the Magic were able to get 32 points out of their center spot -- giving up over 30 to Smith and Dewayne Dedmon is something else. Smith is still only worth a look in deep leagues with Nikola Vucevic (groin) possibly returning to practice on Monday.
Mar 26 - 10:16 PM

Jason Smith chipped in 12 points, three rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, shooting 6-of-13 from the field without any free throw attempts.

Nikola Vucevic (groin) is "day-to-day," according to Scott Skiles, so Smith's path to increased playing time may not be open much longer. He's outplaying starting center Dewayne Dedmon (two points, six boards in 16 minutes) but that's not saying much, and neither guy is palatable in standard formats.
Mar 23 - 11:16 PM

Jason Smith came off the bench and hit 10-of-15 shots for 25 points and 13 rebounds in 28 minutes of Tuesday's win.

Smith had just six points in 11 minutes on Saturday, but has been very good in four of his last five games. He's averaging 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and a block over his last five games, and as long as Nikola Vucevic is out with his groin injury, Smith is worth a look in all formats. His career high is 26 points, so he came up just short tonight.
Mar 15 - 10:06 PM

Jason Smith said that he is most comfortable coming off the bench.

"I just try to be a spark off the bench," Smith said. "[Coming off the bench], I can get a feel for the game and how [the opponent] is going to play and how we’re playing on defense. I can see what’s working and what’s not working and I can get an idea of what we need to do." Smith has seen a slight uptick in minutes with Nikola Vucevic (groin) out, but he was replaced in the starting lineup by Dewayne Dedmon in the last two games. He's only on the radar in very deep leagues.
Mar 13 - 10:01 AM

Jason Smith was solid off the Orlando bench during Friday's 107-100 victory over Sacramento, registering 16 points, seven boards, one assist, two steals, three blocks and four turnovers in 23 minutes.

Smith took full advantage of a favorable matchup against the Kings in this one, but he's not going to be this good on most nights. He has been earning around 20 minutes a game since Nikola Vucevic (groin) went down, but Smith isn't much more than a shot blocking specialist in deep leagues.
Mar 12 - 12:47 AM

Jason Smith will return to the bench for Friday's game vs. Sacramento.

Dewayne Dedmon will take Smith's spot in the starting five tonight, but neither of these guys can be considered viable targets in most settings.
Mar 11 - 8:37 PM

Jason Smith scored 13 points in a start at center on Monday vs. the Warriors, adding two boards, one block and two steals in 23 minutes.

He probably would've played a little more, but both teams played a ton of small ball tonight. It sounds like Nikola Vucevic's groin will cost him some time, but Smith is better suited for deeper leagues unless we see his workload increase in the next game.
Mar 8 - 1:41 AM

Jason Smith will start in place of Nikola Vucevic (groin) on Monday vs. the Warriors.

It's not clear how severe Vucevic's injury is, but Smith is only worth a speculative add in very deep leagues at the moment. in addition to Smith, Dewayne Dedmon could also see an increase in minutes tonight.
Mar 7 - 9:06 PM

Jason Smith (knee) practiced on Saturday.

He had a knee-to-knee collision during Friday's game vs. the Suns, but he's obviously fine and should be ready to go for Monday's game vs. the Warriors. He's only averaging 11.6 minutes over his last five games, so he's not worth owning in most formats.
Mar 5 - 1:07 PM

Jason Smith played 18 minutes with three rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer against the Mavs on Friday.

He played all the backup center minutes behind Nikola Vucevic. Smith won't have value while Vooch is healthy.
Feb 19 - 11:14 PM

Jason Smith (back spasms) is available to play on Friday according to coach Scott Skiles.

Channing Frye is no longer in Orlando, so Smith will likely see his normal workload and maybe a few more minutes vs. the Mavericks. To be clear, he's still not a reliable fantasy asset, though.
Feb 19 - 11:55 AM

Jason Smith (back spasms) will miss Wednesday's game vs. the Spurs.

With Smith and Tobias Harris (ankle) out Wednesday, Aaron Gordon is going to get all the run he can handle with guys like Channing Frye and Andrew Nicholson seeing some extended time off the bench. Frye and Nicholson can't be considered viable targets in almost any setting.