Josh Smith F HOU 2 Months

Smith came off the bench to score 21 points (9-21 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT) in his Rockets debut against the Grizzlies Friday. He also added eight rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

It was a strong performance for Smith, and against a strong Grizzlies defense. It's too early to declare Smith revitalized now that he is with a new team, but it is fair to point out that the 29-year-old seemed capable of more than he was producing while he was with the Pistons.

Josh Smith F HOU 2 Months

Smith was present at the Rockets' shootaround Friday morning and is on track to play versus Memphis, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Smith's presence at shootaround all but guarantees he'll be active for Friday's contest, but how many minutes he'll see with his new team remains to be seen. A chance of scenery could do wonders for Smith's value, but from a fantasy perspective, it's best to wait at least one game to see how coach Kevin McHale deploys the versatile forward.

Josh Smith F HOU 2 Months

Smith is expected to be with the Rockets before their game against the Grizzlies on Friday and could potentially play in the game, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Rockets are working on completing a trade to try and clear the roster space for Smith without having to waiver a player outright. It's probably more likely that Smith will make his debut with the Rockets for Sunday's game, but it's possible he could be in the lineup Friday.

Josh Smith F HOU 2 Months

Smith will sign with the Rockets once he has cleared waivers, Fox 26 in Houston reports.

Smith was apparently promised a starting spot in Houston, and will reportedly sign a one-year contract at a pro-rated portion of the bi-annual exception. The Rockets were in need of a power forward with Terrence Jones out indefinitely, and it appears Smith will likely fill that void. Donatas Motiejunas will likely see his minutes impacted most by the expected addition.

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Smith was released by the Pistons on Monday, ESPN reports.

Smith has really struggled this season, shooting a career-low 39.1 percent from the field and just 46.8 percent from the line. The move is a bit surprising given the nature of his contract and the hit the Pistons will take against the salary cap, but it appears the team is ready to move on. Greg Monroe figures to be the biggest beneficiary of the move.

Josh Smith F HOU 3 Months

Smith scored 21 points (9-16 FG, 3-5 FT) with 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and five blocks in 38 minutes Saturday.

Smith also had seven turnovers, but head-to-head players continue to love the production J-Smoove is giving them this season. The five blocks and 13 rebounds were both season-highs and Smith is a player whose value varies greatly between head-to-head and rotisserie leagues. If you own him in rotisserie leagues, big night like this are a great tool in order to rid you of his hurtful percentages via trades.

Josh Smith F HOU 3 Months

Smith had another poor shooting night, going 5-for-14 for 12 points Friday in a win over the Suns.

This was the ninth time that Smith shot under 40 percent in a game this season, and the third time this month. To make matters worse, Smith almost gave the game away late by missing two free-throws with under 30 seconds left in the game while the Suns only trailed by three. Smith did salvage his fantasy night by grabbing 11 rebounds, blocking two shots and recording two steals.

Josh Smith F HOU 3 Months

Smith has held to just 21 minutes Friday in a loss to the Trail Blazers, scoring 10 points (4-10 FG, 2-2 FT) and grabbing five rebounds.

Pistons' coach Stan Van Gundy used Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe as his big men down the stretch in what ended up being their 13th consecutive loss. Owners should get used to the fluctuating minutes, considering Van Gundy is likely to try to mix things up to produce more wins.

Josh Smith F HOU 3 Months

Smith provided 23 points (9-18 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists, and three blocks in 48 minutes in the overtime loss to the 76ers on Saturday.

Smith continues to act as a point forward for the Pistons and has 7.4 assists (to go along with 16.0 points and 8.4 rebounds) in his last five games. He hit 50 percent of his field goals for just the second time this season (and he has not made more than half of his shots).

Josh Smith F HOU 3 Months

Smith put up 18 points (7-17 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists, and three steals in 33 minutes in the Tuesday loss to the Lakers.

Smith had put up excellent numbers in his last five games (14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 8.2 assists, 2.2 steals, 2.0 blocks) and it may not be a coincidence that he has only attempted five 3-pointers (making two) in that time. He is hitting just 39 percent of his field goals, but the lack of threes indicates that coach Stan Van Gundy may be getting through to the mercurial forward.