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Ish Smith | Guard

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Wake Forest
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Ish Smith played 15 minutes against the Thunder on Wednesday with two points, one rebound, one assist, one block and one turnover.
Isaiah Canaan was on fire tonight, so coach Brett Brown kept Smith on the bench. Smith is going to backup Canaan for the rest of the season, so he is going to have some inconsistency. He's only worth a look in deep leagues. Mar 5 - 12:59 AM

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Ish Smith scored 19 points with five rebounds, nine assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Raptors on Monday.

Coach Brett Brown already said that he likes Smith as a backup point guard, so he's not going to leapfrog Isaiah Canaan for the starting gig. That doesn't necessarily mean he won't outproduce him. In his last two games, he's averaged 15.0 points, 4.5 boards, 7.0 boards and 1.0 treys. He is worth a look in 16-team leagues.
Mar 3 - 12:10 AM

Ish Smith took over at PG to start the second half vs. Indiana on Sunday, posting 11 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and five assists in the Sixers' loss.

Smith is a career 38.6 percent shooter and fantasy owners should be extremely wary of his 47.4 percent free throw shooting this season. He's a decent speculative add for deep-league owners seeking a point guard, but his starting job isn't guaranteed and we wouldn't cut anyone of value to get him.
Mar 1 - 9:27 PM

Ish Smith started the second half in place of Isaiah Canann on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

Canaan has struggled with his conditioning and hasn't exactly looked comfortable running the point in Philly, but head coach Brett Brown has been known to shake things up occasionally. Smith was averaging 6.3 points, 5.3 assists and 1.3 steals in his previous three performances with the 76ers, but owners in most leagues should use a wait-and-see approach here.
Mar 1 - 7:41 PM

Ish Smith made his 76ers debut on Monday, scoring seven points with three rebounds, seven assists, three steals and four turnovers in 24 minutes.

He has already leapfrogged Tim Frazier and he logged some minutes next to Frazier and Canaan tonight. Smith could be looking at around 27 minutes per game with his new team, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Additionally, this is his eighth team in five seasons.
Feb 23 - 10:50 PM

The 76ers claimed guard Ish Smith on Sunday and have waived forward Malcolm Thomas.

Smith was recently waived by the Pelicans after they acquired Norris Cole in a trade, but he has a decent shot at minutes in Philadelphia so owners in deeper leagues can put him on their radar. Isaiah Canaan will get every opportunity to succeed as the starting PG in Philly for now, so Smith still has a lot of work to do before we can recommend an add.
Feb 22 - 5:42 PM

Pelicans waive G Ish Smith.

He was just another moving part in the trade deadline deals. Smith will likely latch on to another team soon.
Feb 20 - 4:19 PM

Ish Smith has been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Pelicans acquired Smith as part of a four-way trade between New Orleans, Miami, OKC, and Phoenix, but he doesn't figure to have much value in New Orleans fighting for minutes with Norris Cole. Smith can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Feb 19 - 7:28 PM

The Thunder have officially signed point guard Ish Smith, and he'll be active for Friday's game vs. Memphis.

The Thunder have been truly decimated by injuries early this season, and currently only have seven healthy bodies on their roster. Smith will help backup Reggie Jackson, but he'll be playing behind Sebastian Telfair, so his situation isn't exactly ideal for fantasy value. Smith doesn't look like a standard league asset, and owners in deeper leagues can use a wait-and-see approach.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 11:42:00 AM

Ish Smith had a physical with the Thunder on Wednesday, and could be in uniform for them on Friday.

The Thunder are able to sign him using their hardship relief exception, as they are struggling to get by with just seven healthy players at the moment. Smith doesn't project to have much value while Sebastian Telfair and Reggie Jackson (ankle) are active, but could be a decent deep league asset until the Thunder gets some players back from injury. We will let you know once this deal becomes official.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 01:06:00 PM

The Thunder have contacted free agent guard Ish Smith, among others, as they attempt to fill the void left by Russell Westbrook's (hand) injury.

Reggie Jackson is expected to make his debut soon, but until that happens, they will be left with Sebastian Telfair as the only healthy point guard on the roster. The Thunder will likely add a veteran point guard to the roster soon, but whomever they add isn't likely to have much fantasy value.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Rockets waive G Ish Smith.

Smith was originally in front of Isaiah Canaan on the depth chart, but training camp changed that. Smith should wind up on a new NBA roster sooner rather than later.
Mon, Oct 27, 2014 11:11:00 AM

The Rockets have agreed to a 1-year deal with former Phoenix guard Ish Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

Smith was waived by Phoenix after the acquisition of guard Isaiah Thomas. The Rockets were in the market for a back up point guard after trading Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, and now Smith will get a chance to fill that void. He averaged 3.7 points, 2.6 assists, and 0.7 steals in 70 games played last season.
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 05:49:00 PM

The Suns waived PG Ish Smith on Tuesday.

Smith's $992k salary was on the verge of becoming fully guaranteed, but Phoenix doesn't have a need for him with Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas and possibly Eric Bledsoe in the backcourt. Smith should be able to earn a backup role with an NBA team, but it's not a certainty.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Ish Smith finished Sunday's road victory with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 19 minutes of action.

There was precious little defense being played, which helped Smith's case, and this marks his highest-scoring game since Feb. 28. He did most of his damage in the first half while Eric Bledsoe sat due to foul trouble, and Smith's solid game doesn't have lasting implications.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 06:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Isaiah Canaan
2Tony Wroten
3Ish Smith
SG1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
SF1Luc Mbah a Moute
2JaKarr Sampson
3Jason Richardson
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Jerami Grant
3Thomas Robinson
4Furkan Aldemir
C1Henry Sims
2Joel Embiid