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Russ Smith | Guard

Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 165
College: Louisville
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Russ Smith scored 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting on Thursday against the Hornets.
Smith was one of the few bright spots for the Pelicans in their 105-74 loss to the Hornets. He had 19 points, six assists, five rebounds, and one steal in 26 minutes of action. Smith also committed five turnovers, but never seemed out of control when handling the ball. His chances at making the Pelicans roster remain in flux, but he competed hard and played well in his four Summer League appearances. Jul 17 - 6:23 PM

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Russ Smith scored six points with four boards, eight assists, two steals, one block and six turnovers in 28 minutes.

He put up 20 points in the opener and has been the quickest guy in the court in each game. Smith was selected in the second round and being undersized is going to hurt his chances to make the team. Although, the Pelicans losing out on Brian Roberts certainly makes it possible for him to make the team.
Jul 13 - 7:12 PM

The 76ers selected Louisville PG Russ Smith at No. 47 on Thursday, but he was traded to the Pelicans for Pierre Jackson.

The Sixers have six picks in the draft and they opted to flip one for a more established player. Smith became Louisville's all-time leader in steals during his four seasons and his defensive ability is central to his appeal as an NBA prospect. He added 18.2 points and 4.6 assists during his senior year, while shooting 38.7 percent from downtown, and was named to the AP All-American First Team.
Jun 26 - 11:37 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jrue Holiday
2Russ Smith
3Austin Rivers
4Jimmer Fredette
SG1Eric Gordon
2John Salmons
3Darius Miller
4Dionte Christmas
SF1Tyreke Evans
2Luke Babbitt
3Scotty Hopson
PF1Anthony Davis
2Ryan Anderson
C1Omer Asik
2Alexis Ajinca
3Jeff Withey
4Patric Young