Ish Smith PG PHI 2 Days
Smith posted 18 points, nine assists, and two steals in 32 minutes of action Friday against the Clippers.
Smith continued his impressive month, averaging 12.4 points, 2.9 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.8 three-pointers made per game in March. He came from fantasy irrelevance to making a strong case for ownership in 8-man leagues, and there are no signs that he's going to slow down anytime soon.
Ish Smith PG PHI 9 Days
Smith continued to shine Friday against the Knicks, posting 15 points, four rebounds, nine assists, and two steals in 28 minutes of action.
Smith is now averaging 13.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 1.8 steals over the last five games, and its becoming clear that his strong performances aren't a fluke. Owners who grabbed him from the wire are certainly reaping rewards. With his recent promotion to the starting lineup, Smith should be owned in all standard leagues at this point.
Ish Smith PG PHI 11 Days
Smith scored 15 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with one rebound, eight assists, one block and three steals in 26 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Pistons.
Smith is averaging 14.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.4 steals and one three-pointer over his last five games and is worth a look in all leagues if you need a point guard.
Ish Smith PG PHI 12 Days
Smith is starting at point guard for the Sixers on Wednesday, Calkins Media reports.
Smith is a good source of assists, averaging 6.0 assists per game over his last five contests, but it's seldom that he puts together a big all-around game. Use Smith in daily games and as a stream option, but don't count on him to hold the starting gig. The Sixers have been playing the matchup game a lot lately.
Ish Smith PG PHI 16 Days
Smith tallied 10 points (3-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT) with five rebounds and nine assists in 25 minutes in the win over Sacramento on Friday.
Smith has been playing quality minutes for the 76ers at point guard. He has at least six assists in his last four games and has scored decently (14.0 points). If available, Smith is worth a flyer even with a healthy Isaiah Canaan on the court.
Ish Smith PG PHI 18 Days
Smith scored 23 points (9-21 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with six assists and two rebounds in 37 minutes during Wednesday's OT loss to the Bulls.
He took full advantage of his spot start due to Isaiah Canaan's illness, and Smith is now averaging 13.0 points, 5.7 assists and 2.5 boards over his last six games. Canaan will likely resume his starting spot once he gets healthy, but Smith is arguably the one with more fantasy value even in a reserve role.
Ish Smith PG PHI 19 Days
Smith will get the start Wednesday, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports.
While Isaiah Canaan will play Wednesday, he's been battling an illness and was unable to practice Tuesday, so coach Brett Brown will bring him off the bench. Smith could see a mild bump in minutes, but Canaan figures to see near his normal complement of minutes in reserve duty.
Ish Smith PG PHI 27 Days
Smith scored 19 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT) with nine assists and five rebounds in 27 minutes off the bench Monday.
Isaiah Canaan also had a solid night as the starting point guard, but Smith was even better. He's averaging 9.8 points, 6.0 assists and 3.2 boards in five games since joining the Sixers, and appears to be the PG to own in Philly.
Ish Smith PG PHI 1 Month
Smith will be available to play Monday against the Heat, Max Rappaport of Sixers.com reports.
Smith was claimed off waivers Sunday after being traded from Oklahoma City to New Orelans at the deadline. He'll compete with fellow-recent-addition Isaiah Canaan for time at point guard, and plenty of minutes should be available given the departure of Michael Carter-Williams.
Ish Smith PG PHI 1 Month
Smith was claimed off waivers by the Sixers on Sunday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.Smith has an opportunity to see extended time on the court in Philadelphia since Isaiah Canaan is the only point guard on the roster who's signed for the rest of the season. Not surprisingly, Smith will be in direct competition with Canaan for playing time moving forward.