Josh Smith F LAC 2 days ago

Smith pitched in with five points (2-5 FG, 1-2 FT), 12 rebounds, four assists and a block over 22 minutes in Friday's 111-90 victory over the Pelicans.

Josh Smith F LAC 1 week ago

Smith has secured his role as one of the Clippers' top options off of the bench, averaging 5.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 14.5 minutes so far this season.

Josh Smith F LAC 4 weeks ago

Smith scored seven points (2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), grabbed five rebounds, and added three assists and a block Monday in a win against the Suns.

Josh Smith F LAC 1 month ago

Smith tallied 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 1-4 FT), five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in a 130-95 win over Golden State on Tuesday.

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Josh Smith F LAC 2 months ago

Smith will log "a lot" of time at center this season, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports.

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Josh Smith F LAC 6 months ago

Smith was waived by the Pistons via the stretch provision in December and signed by the Rockets. He averaged 12.0 points, 1.1 three-pointers, 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 0.9 steals in 26 minutes per game through 55 games with the Rockets in 2014-15.

Playing in 83 regular season games due to being waived by Detroit, the 29-year-old, who will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, finished his 11th NBA season in more of a sixth-man role. Smith started all 28 games with the Pistons this season, while only starting in seven of the 55 games he played for the Rockets. While his numbers dropped in Houston, Smith (44% FG, 33% 3Pt, 52% FT) managed to become a more efficient player, raising his field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage, and three-point percentage. Although he played six less minutes per game in Houston, Smith's level of play raised in the Western Conference playoffs. He became a key cog in the Rockets' run to the Western Conference finals. It is unclear whether or not Smith will be looking for a starting job or a situation of best fit in free agency.

Josh Smith F LAC 6 months ago

Smith scored 20 points (7-8 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-12 FT) with six rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 28 minutes during Wednesday's Game 4 win over the Warriors.

While he was effective from the field, Golden State played Hack-a-Josh in the second half, and Smith's woeful free throw shooting forced him to the bench. His spot in the starting five is still likely safe for Wednesday's Game 5, however.

Josh Smith F LAC 6 months ago

Smith will remain in the starting lineup for Monday's Game 4 against the Warriors,'s Calvin Watkins reports.

With a 17-for-47 (36.2 FG%) mark from the field through the first three games of the series, Smith is probably shooting far too much and not efficiently enough for the Rockets' liking, but Terrence Jones isn't showing enough off the bench for coach Kevin McHale to justify making a change. Smith is at least compensating for his brick-laying ways by contributing in other categories, as he's posted averages of 5.3 boards, 3.7 assists, and 1.0 blocks during the series.

Josh Smith F LAC 7 months ago

Smith will get the start in Thursday's Game 6 against the Clippers.

Smith was inserted into the starting lineup for Game 5, but coach Kevin McHale was originally non-committal when asked if he'd stick with Smith for Game 6. Smith didn't put up huge numbers in Game 5 (nine points, seven rebounds, four assists), but he helped the Rockets get off to a strong start as they staved off elimination. Houston will look to do the same Thursday - this time on the Clippers' home floor.

Josh Smith F LAC 7 months ago

Smith is now expected to start Thursday against the Clippers, Calvin Watkins of reports.

Despite coach Kevin McHale indicating that the starting power forward would not be named until Thursday, Watkins has reported that Smith will likely remain in the starting five. If Smith makes another start, Terrence Jones would likely remain in a bench role.