Ish Smith PG PHO 11 Days
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 PHO 11 Days
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 PHO 2 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 PHO 6 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 PHO 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 PHO 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 PHO 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.
Ish Smith PG PHO Dec 31 '12
Ishmael Smith started for injured Jameer Nelson (hip) on Monday against the Heat, scoring two points on 1-of-4 shooting with two rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes.
Smith had four turnovers in those limited minutes and the Magic turned to veteran Hedo Turkoglu to run the offense. The threat of that should eliminate any fantasy appeal for Smith, and for now Nelson's injury doesn't appear to be serious.
Ish Smith PG PHO Dec 29 '12
Ishmael Smith drew the start on Saturday and scored a season-high 14 points to go with two rebounds, six assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes as the Magic were blown out 123-88 by the Raptors.
Jameer Nelson (hip) and E'Twaun Moore (elbow) both missed this game, but neiter injury is expected to keep them out for long. The Magic take on the Heat on Monday, so the day off should help their injured guards.
Ish Smith PG PHO Oct 30 '12
Ish Smith improved his jump shot after shoulder surgery.
"I feel a whole lot more comfortable," he said. "I feel confident in it," referring to his jumper. Smith will compete with E'Twaun Moore for the backup PG spot behind Jameer Nelson, but right now, Moore looks to have the leg up in the competition.