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Ish Smith | Guard | #14

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 175
College: Wake Forest
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Ish Smith scored 14 points on 6-of-15 shooting Wednesday, to go with 12 assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, two blocks and two turnovers in 28 minutes off the bench.
Smith really outplayed Reggie Jackson in this one, and with Detroit's playoff dreams now officially dead, he could start seeing his minutes in the 30s more regularly at Jackson's expense. He's worth owning in deep leagues. Apr 4 - 10:08 PM

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Ish Smith went off vs. Brooklyn on Sunday, making 7-of-8 shots for 17 points, two 3-pointers, two assists, one steal and one rebound in just 17 minutes of action.

He was 7-of-7 in the first half alone, but eventually took a backseat to Reggie Jackson. Smith came in shooting 43.2% from deep over his past 28 games, way above his career average 29.4%, which is an interesting wrinkle to watch during the offseason. He and Jackson are both under contract next season, though, and it's hard to envision Ish being drafted in standard leagues while R-Jax is locked into the starting PG job.
Apr 1 - 8:55 PM

Ish Smith played just 20 minutes off the bench on Monday vs. the Lakers, scoring 12 points with two assists and two triples.

Reggie Jackson is firmly in the driver's seat now after leading the Pistons to a win with 20 points in 28 minutes. With Jackson's workload only going to trend up, Smith's time as a standard-league fantasy asset is likely up.
Mar 26 - 9:27 PM

Ish Smith scored 18 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

It was one of his best games in a while and he did play the overtime frame because Reggie Jackson likely hit his minutes limit. Smith has actually played OK in the last three games and his minutes are up with at least 30 in each of his last three, but still it'll be tough to count on him with Reggie Jackson likely to see more minutes.
Mar 22 - 10:31 PM

Ish Smith will head back to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Suns.

Reggie Jackson (ankle) is only cleared to play 15-16 minutes, so Smith might still get the bulk of the PG minutes for the remainder of the week. If you were thinking about dropping Smith for a hot free agent, moving on after tonight's game makes sense.
Mar 20 - 8:39 PM

Ish Smith hit 7-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers on his way to 18 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes of Monday's win over the Kings.

Reggie Jackson (ankle) is due back any day now for the Pistons, but didn't play tonight and Smith decided to post a monster line before Jackson returns to steal his Thunder. Smith's numbers had been fading and will continue to once Jackson is back, but put up a monster game tonight. Keep rolling him out there until the wheels fall off, and then prepare to move on without him.
Mar 20 - 12:31 AM

Ish Smith scored eight points with three rebounds, six assists and one steal against the Nuggets on Thursday.

Reggie Jackson is doing 3-on-3 work now and Dwight Buycks has been better than Ish. With Jackson getting so close, Smith's fantasy owners should have one finger on the "drop" button these days.
Mar 16 - 12:00 AM

Ish Smith scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting Tuesday to go with three rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and two turnovers in 22 minutes.

The defensive stats were nice, but just one assist isn’t cutting it for most owners, and overall, Smith’s value has been trending in the wrong direction for a while now. With Reggie Jackson (ankle) expected back at some point over the next five games, Smith owners may want to consider dumping him.
Mar 13 - 11:38 PM

Ish Smith scored four points with three rebounds, three assists and three turnovers in 28 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

He's been horrible for three games now and it's becoming really hard to hold him on your roster with Reggie Jackson being on the comeback trail. Clearly, Blake Griffin running the offense more has capped Smith's upside right now and he's losing minutes to Dwight Buycks, too. Smith's fantasy owners may want to see what else is out there.
Mar 3 - 10:16 PM

Ish Smith scored five points with one rebound, five assists and one turnover in 32 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

Make that two really bad games in a row for Smith. Reggie Jackson went through a pre-game workout again today and it feels like Jackson should be back at some point in the middle of this month. If you care more about the last month of the season, you may want to evaluate where Smith fits in for your plans.
Mar 2 - 9:40 PM

Ish Smith scored 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting Sunday, to go with one 3-pointer, one rebound, eight assists, two steals and two turnovers in 28 minutes.

Smith did a nice job of getting to the rack, and he’s been crushing it in the paint over the past three games, connecting on 90.9% of his shot attempts at the rim. Reggie Jackson is expected to get back to the court sometime in March, but he’ll likely be eased back into things after a lengthy layoff, so his return won’t immediately sink Smith’s value.
Feb 25 - 3:41 PM

Ish Smith scored 20 points with two rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

He should still have at least two weeks to run the point guard spot as Reggie Jackson recovers from the Grade 3 ankle sprain. Jackson is only doing light running and it's possible he may not be back until late March, so Smith may have enough value to help you get up to the fantasy playoffs.
Feb 23 - 9:17 PM

Ish Smith led Detroit with 22 points and nine assists on Wednesday, making 8-of-13 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs with four rebounds and two steals.

Smith also had just one turnover in 33 minutes and he helped limit the Hawks to 42.7% shooting tonight, which has been a weak spot for the Pistons lately. This was Smith's best performance since Feb. 3 and he heads into the break on a high note, even if this came against a decimated Hawks team playing without Dennis Schroder. If you're holding him, just remember that Reggie Jackson (ankle) could be back in by March.
Feb 14 - 10:02 PM

Ish Smith's hot streak came to an end on Sunday, as he went just 1-of-4 from the field on his way to two points, seven assists and five turnovers across 29 minutes.

Smith really struggled in this one, at one point getting benched in favor of Jameer Nelson with the game on the line, but he's also prone to the occasional dud. We'd expect a bit of a bounce-back performance on Monday against the Pelicans.
Feb 11 - 6:58 PM

Ish Smith scored 15 points with four assists, two rebounds, two steals and one triple in 31 minutes vs. the Clippers on Friday.

Reggie Jackson (ankle) is expected to return "likely sometime in early March," a little later than originally thought. Smith's owners can continue deploying him in the meantime, but his fantasy value does have an expiration date and that will likely be during the fantasy playoffs.
Feb 9 - 10:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Reggie Jackson
2Ish Smith
3Jameer Nelson
4Dwight Buycks
5Kay Felder
SG1Reggie Bullock
2Langston Galloway
3Luke Kennard
4Reggie Hearn
SF1Stanley Johnson
2James Ennis
3Luis Montero
PF1Blake Griffin
2Anthony Tolliver
3Jon Leuer
4Henry Ellenson
C1Andre Drummond
2Eric Moreland