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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 (knee) played 28 minutes on Tuesday vs. the Nets with nine points, five rebounds, one block and one steal.
Ian Mahinmi (knee) was out, so Smith was back in the rotation after a three-game absence. Smith hasn't been healthy lately either and had an MRI last week, but it's a good sign that he played 28 minutes. Marcin Gortat has been pretty bad and played just 18 minutes in the loss, so Smith could have sneaky value in very deep leagues if Mahinmi misses more time. Dec 12 - 10:59 PM

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An MRI taken on Jason Smith's knee came back clean, according to head coach Scott Brooks.

Smith tweaked his knee slipping on a wet spot on the floor during the fourth quarter of Monday's loss to the Jazz and didn't play on Wednesday, but it sounds like he's just day-to-day. There's no fantasy impact here, though, as Smith is a negligible part of the rotation in Washington.
Dec 6 - 9:41 AM

Jason Smith scored two points with two rebounds and two blocks in 10 minutes against the Mavs on Tuesday.

After the game, coach Scott Brooks said Smith deserves more playing time. "I need to figure out how to play him more," Brooks said. Smith has played center and power forward, so it's possible he gets run at both spots. Regardless, he's probably not going to play over 20 minutes on a consistent basis.
Nov 7 - 9:56 PM

Jason Smith will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Suns, with Otto Porter (illness) unavailable.

Through three starts last season, Smith compiled averages of 10.0 points, 5.7 boards, 1.7 triples, 1.0 steal and 2.0 blocks per contest on 37.0 percent shooting, so he could be someone to throw out there as a deep league streamer or punt play in daily leagues. He won't have any long-term value, though, with Markieff Morris (hernia) expected back on Friday.
Nov 1 - 5:25 PM

Jason Smith (sprained right shoulder) came off the bench on Wednesday for two points, two rebounds and one block in eight minutes.

Otto Porter fouled out of this game in 36 minutes, finishing with 12 points, three boards, three assists and two steals. With Markieff Morris still recovering from sports hernia surgery, that left Smith and Mike Scott (four points, eight boards in 25 minutes) as the only true PFs available. Even healthy, Smith isn't an option outside of the deepest leagues.
Oct 26 - 2:43 AM

Jason Smith (sprained right shoulder) will return to action vs. the Lakers on Wednesday, but he will not start.

Otto Porter will earn another start at PF, with Kelly Oubre staying at SF.
Oct 25 - 9:06 PM

Jason Smith (sprained right shoulder) will not play Monday vs. the Nuggets.

Smith initially injured his shoulder in the season opener last week, and appears to be making progress, but is still day-to-day. The Wiz will again start Kelly Oubre at small forward and Otto Porter at power forward on Monday night. Oubre logged 35 minutes as a starter in Washington's previous contest, finishing with four points and seven boards.
Oct 23 - 2:19 PM

Jason Smith (sprained right shoulder) was unable to practice on Saturday.

Smith was a game-time decision heading into Friday's game vs. the Pistons but ended up sitting out. The Wiz don't play again until Monday night, so Smith has a couple of days to recuperate. If he is unable to play Monday vs. the Nuggets, Kelly Oubre would likely draw another start, with Otto Porter starting at power forward once again.
Oct 21 - 12:51 PM

Coach Scott Brooks said Jason Smith (sprained right shoulder) will not play Friday vs. the Pistons, and that Kelly Oubre would be inserted into the starting lineup.

Smith injured the shoulder in the season opener on Wednesday and was unable to return. Fortunately, the MRI revealed no structural damage and he was listed day-to-day, but he's not yet ready to return. Otto Porter is going to shift over to power forward to replace Smith, while Oubre starts at small forward. Oubre played 33 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and should log over 30 minutes again on Friday.
Oct 20 - 5:24 PM

Jason Smith (sprained right shoulder) is a game-time call on Friday vs. Detroit.

An MRI revealed no structural damage and he's day-to-day. He's not on your fantasy roster for a reason and the eventual return of Markieff Morris (hernia) limits Smith's fantasy appeal. If he misses Friday's contest, Kelly Oubre will likely be the big winner.
Oct 19 - 1:51 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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