Ish Smith PG HOU 6 Days
Ish Smith has agreed to a 1-year deal with former Phoenix guard Ish Smith, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Smith was waived by Phoenix after the acquisition of guard Isaiah Thomas. The Rockets were in the market for a back up point guard after trading Jeremy Lin to the Lakers, and now Smith will get a chance to fill that void. He averaged 3.7 points, 2.6 assists, and 0.7 steals in 70 games played last season.
Ish Smith PG HOU 8 Days
The Suns waived PG Ish Smith on Tuesday.
Smith's $992k salary was on the verge of becoming fully guaranteed, but Phoenix doesn't have a need for him with Goran Dragic, Isaiah Thomas and possibly Eric Bledsoe in the backcourt. Smith should be able to earn a backup role with an NBA team, but it's not a certainty.
Ish Smith PG HOU 4 Months
Ish Smith finished Sunday's road victory with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 19 minutes of action.
There was precious little defense being played, which helped Smith's case, and this marks his highest-scoring game since Feb. 28. He did most of his damage in the first half while Eric Bledsoe sat due to foul trouble, and Smith's solid game doesn't have lasting implications.
Ish Smith PG HOU 5 Months
Ish Smith started at point guard for the Suns on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, finishing with 13 points, eight boards, five assists and two 3-pointers.
He shot 5-of-15 from the field and this 36-minute effort was a little bit of a letdown. Smith was the only point guard on the active roster tonight and he couldn't take advantage of a plus matchup. Goran Dragic (ankle) has a chance to play on Friday vs. the Pelicans, so there's not much incentive to add Smith if he was left on waivers leaving up to tonight.
Ish Smith PG HOU 5 Months
Ish Smith will start in place of Goran Dragic on Wednesday vs. the Jazz.
He should be extremely busy tonight as the only healthy point guard on the roster. Smith is basically a must-play in daily formats in a terrific matchup, but he may not have value beyond Wednesday night. Archie Goodwin will get in the rotation with a little bit of Dionte Christmas mixed in as well.
Ish Smith PG HOU 7 Months
Suns backup PG Ish Smith handed out eight assists in just 19 minutes of action on Saturday, earning praise from coach Jeff Hornacek.
"We knew that he could push the ball, knew he could pass it," Hornacek said. "He's a very good ball-handler, obviously. We expected that if we needed him to go in our [up-tempo] style, it would work well." Smith stepped up in the rotation with Eric Bledsoe (knee) ruled out for at least one week, but he's only of interest to deep-league owners in need of assists.
Ish Smith PG HOU 11 Months
Ish Smith was traded to the Suns on Thursday.
He was acquired by the Bucks during their horrible J.J. Redick trade along with Gustavo Ayon, and now the team essentially has just a 33-year-old Caron Butler to show for it. Smith played just 9.9 minutes per game last season, making only 35.2 percent of his shots. Even though he's guaranteed $985K this year, the 25-year-old guard is unlikely to get many minutes and may not be in the rotation.
Ish Smith PG HOU Feb 24 '13
Ish Smith was inactive for the Bucks on Saturday.
He was part of the trade that sent J.J. Redick to Milwaukee, but unlike Redick he doesn't have any fantasy value. He is owed a shade under $1 million for each of the next two seasons, though his 2014-15 salary is fully unguaranteed.
Ish Smith PG HOU Feb 21 '13
The Bucks acquired Ish Smith from the Magic in a trade on Thursday.
He'll be thrust into a better position with the Bucks and he could actually have the inside track to playing backup point guard behind Brandon Jennings. There's no need to think about grabbing him in the vast majority of leagues.
Ish Smith PG HOU Feb 04 '13
Ish Smith struggled in a start for the short-handed Magic on Monday, shooting 2-of-10 from the field to finish with four points, three rebounds, two assists and three turnovers.
J.J. Redick (shoulder), Jameer Nelson (arm) and DeQuan Jones (foot) were all out tonight, allowing Smith to play 26 minutes, but he failed to capitalize on the enlarged role. All three injured players are listed as day-to-day.