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Russ Smith | Guard | #2

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/19/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 165
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (17) / PHI

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Russ Smith will play in China with Fujian next season.
He's been ridiculous overseas in China, posting a four-game stretch with 70.8 points per game. Smith did show up back in the 2016 summer league, but he may just wind up being an international superstar due to being a little undersized. Fri, Aug 11, 2017 03:57:00 PM

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Russ Smith has signed a contract with Galatasaray of Turkey.

Smith just hasn't been able to earn consistent minutes at the NBA level, so he'll be taking his talents overseas where he's expected to start.
Wed, Jul 27, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Free agent PG Russ Smith worked out for the Nuggets this week.

Smith has also worked out for the Blazers and Clippers and should be able to easily land on a summer league roster. Smith lit up the D-League this season with averages of 27.9 points, 7.9 assists, 5.0 boards, 2.1 steals and 2.2 treys.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Russ Smith attended the Clippers' free agent mini-camp on Friday.

The former Grizzly lit up the D-League this season and also set the scoring record with 65 points. The 25-year-old point guard averaged 27.9 points, 7.9 assists, 5.0 boards, 2.1 steals and 2.2 treys for the 87ers, and he could be an option for the Clippers since they could lose both Austin Rivers and Pablo Prigioni this summer. Expect to see Smith in the summer league.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Russ Smith set a D-League scoring record with 65 points on Wednesday.

Smith was 24-of-42 on Wednesday night as his Delaware 87ers fell to the Canton Charge in a 140-129 loss. Huge game aside, Smith is likely to finish the season in the D-League and doesn't belong on fantasy rosters.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 10:09:00 AM

Russ Smith has signed with the D-League, according to Chris Reichert.

It's unclear which D-League team Smith will play for, but the former Grizzlies guard can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jan 12, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Grizzlies waive G Russ Smith.

The Grizzlies made the move official on Tuesday after they inked Ryan Hollins. Smith shouldn't have been on any fantasy rosters before this move and he definitely shouldn't be on any after it.
Tue, Dec 29, 2015 11:40:00 AM

The Grizzlies will waive guard Russ Smith in order to sign Ryan Hollins.

The Grizzlies need some size with Brandan Wright (knee) on the shelf and Smith isn't in the rotation, so the move makes sense. Smith can be cut everywhere, but he wasn't a fantasy asset anyways.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Grizzlies assign G Russ Smith to the D-League.

This is his first blurb since October.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Russ Smith scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in Friday's exhibition win over the Thunder.

There were enough players resting tonight to make this more like a Summer League game than an NBA contest. Smith will start the season as the Grizzlies' No. 3 point guard, but the guys in front of him have some tricky ankles. Don't be surprised if he gets pressed into action at some point.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 12:12:00 AM

Russ Smith came off the bench for the Grizzlies in Tuesday's preseason game and had 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal on 2-of-8 shooting in 21 minutes.

Smith, who played in 24 games last season, looked decent tonight, but it's hard to see him making a regular-season impact for the Grizzlies this year.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 12:15:00 AM

Russ Smith hit the game-winning layup in double overtime on Friday against the Orlando Magic 'White' team to clinch the Orlando Summer League Championship.

Smith also hit the game-winning shot in double overtime against the Magic 'Blue' team on Tuesday, so it's clear that he has enjoyed his time in Orlando. Smith finished the game with 15 points, nine assists, three steals and two 3-pointers, and he has been one of the nicest surprises in summer league so far. However, Smith will struggle to find consistent minutes in Memphis, so he isn't an option in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 02:30:00 PM

Russ Smith made a game-winning floater in double-overtime on Tuesday, propelling the Grizzlies to a 73-71 win vs. the Orlando Magic 'Blue' team.

Smith came off the bench but finished with a team-high 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 28 minutes of action. The outburst may turn a few heads but Smith, who has played 12 games in his NBA career, is obviously not on the fantasy map.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 07:37:00 PM

The Grizzlies have re-assigned G Russ Smith to the D-League.

Smith has been yo-yoing in and out of the Grizzlies' roster all season and this marks his sixth trip to the D-League, where he's averaging 19.5 points, 4.9 boards and 3.7 assists for the Iowa Energy.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 07:39:00 PM

The Grizzlies have recalled Russ Smith from the D-League.

Smith is still behind Nick Calathes and Beno Udrih in the rotation, so he may not even leave the bench tonight. Leave him on the wire.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 05:03:00 PM

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