Josh Smith F HOU 6 days ago

Smith recorded a double-double in 31 minutes Monday against the Hornets as he scored 16 points (5-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

Smith's performance Monday sums up his fantasy abilities quite nicely as he was able to put up a nice variety of counting stats, but struggled from the field and took too many three-pointers. He has the ability to be a productive fantasy option, but owners will have to live with poor percentages.

Josh Smith F HOU 2 weeks ago

Smith had his third straight poor shooting night Tuesday. He played 32 minutes off the bench and did finish with 15 points but was just 4-for-11 from the floor. He completed a double-double Tuesday with 12 rebounds to go along with two blocked shots and two steals.

Smith actually had one of his better statistical games as a Rocket, but his shooting continues to be an issue. He's made a combined eight field goals in his past three games and is 2-for-10 from beyond the arc in that stretch.

Josh Smith F HOU 3 weeks ago

Smith (ankle) grazed a triple-double Friday against the Timberwolves, posting 16 points, nine rebounds, 11 assists, and three blocks in 40 minutes of action.

Smith was dealing with a sore ankle but ultimately was able to go. He's been massively inconsistent as a member of the Rockets, but his contribution in multiple counting categories (as evident with his Friday play) makes him a fantasy asset.

Josh Smith F HOU 3 weeks ago

Smith (ankle) will play and start in Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

Smith will receive the start in the place of Donatas Motiejunas (back), who will miss contest. With Motiejunas and Terrence Jones both still out, he could be in line for a large chunk of minutes Friday.

Josh Smith F HOU 3 weeks ago

Smith (ankle) is listed as probable for Friday's matchup with the Wolves, Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston reports.

The Rockets are listing a number of players on their injury report, and Smith is one of three regulars considered probable, joining Dwight Howard (knee) and Corey Brewer (oblique). Smith is dealing with a mild right ankle sprain, but he hasn't missed any time. With Donatas Motiejunas considered questionable and Terrence Jones still out, Smith could see a heavy workload Friday, though the game could be a blowout.

Josh Smith F HOU 4 weeks ago

Smith (ankle) posted nine points, four rebounds, one assist, and one block in 24 minutes of action Wednesday against the Pelicans.

Smith was considered questionable to play, but ultimately was able to go. He's averaging 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game over the last five contests. Considering he's shooting 55 percent from the field during that span (13 percent higher than his season average), owners should be happy in spite of his lack of counting stats.

Josh Smith F HOU 4 weeks ago

Smith (ankle) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Smith was questionable for Monday's game against Indiana, and he ended up recording 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and a steal over 29 minutes. The minutes may go down with Dwight Howard (knee) possibly returning, but Smith still figures to be a key part of the rotation and should be fine to play.

Josh Smith F HOU 4 weeks ago

Smith (ankle) scored 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt) to go along with five rebounds, three assists and one steal in 29 minutes Monday against the Pacers.

Smith has been dialed in from behind the arc of late as he is 9-for-14 from distance over his last four games. While he should continue to see an increased offensive role with Terrence Jones (ribs) out, don't expect him to be this proficient from three-point range for much longer.

Josh Smith F HOU 4 weeks ago1 Comment

Smith (ankle) will play Monday against the Pacers.

Smith tweaked his ankle during Saturday's game, but the issue is apparently pretty minor and will not cause him to miss any time. Expect Smith to occupy his usual role for the Rockets moving forward.

Josh Smith F HOU 4 weeks ago

Smith (ankle) went through morning shootaround Monday and plans to play against the Pacers, Jenny Dial Creech of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Smith injured his calf/ankle in Saturday's game, but wasn't listed on the team's injury report Sunday. However, Monday was a different story, as he was initially considered questionable. It appears he will attempt to play, but an official designation comes out closer to the opening tip-off.