Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
2 days ago

Smith (knee) played 28 minutes during Tuesday's 98-103 loss to the Nets, posting nine points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, one steal and one block.

EDGE Analysis

Despite an MRI coming back negative on his knee early last week, Smith was held out of the last three games for additional rest and recovery. However, with backup center Ian Mahinmi (knee) sitting out, Smith returned to the lineup and played a season-high 28 minutes while filling in behind starter Marcin Gortat. Once Mahinmi is healthy enough to play, Smith should fall back to third on the depth chart, which means he'd only see a handful of minutes most nights.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
1 week ago

Smith underwent an MRI on his knee following Monday's loss to the Jazz that came back negative, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The injury confined Smith to the sideline for the second half of a back-to-back set Tuesday against Portland, but even if his knee hadn't been an issue, it's unlikely the big man would have been asked to play major minutes. Prior to Tuesday, Smith appeared in just three of the Wizards' preceding seven contests, averaging 7.7 minutes per contest.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
1 month ago

Smith will return to the bench for Friday's game against the Cavaliers.

EDGE Analysis

Smith picked up the spot start on Wednesday with Otto Porter out with an illness, posting six points, two rebounds and one assist across 16 minutes. However, with both Markieff Morris (abdomen) and Porter back in the top unit, Smith will shift back to his usual bench role. Smith should struggle to pick up anything more than minutes in the teens, keeping him off the fantasy radar in most leagues.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
1 month ago

Smith will draw the start at power forward during Wednesday's game against the Suns as a result of Otto Porter being ruled out due to a stomach virus, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has appeared in just three games this season while dealing with a shoulder injury. He posted five points, four rebounds and one block across 16 minutes in the team's most recent game, however. Last season, he averaged 10.2 points and 5.8 boards in the nine games where he saw at least 24 minutes of action.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
2 months ago

Smith (shoulder) will play in Wednesday's game against the Lakers, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has missed the last two games with a right shoulder sprain, but after going through full-contact 4-on-4 drills on Tuesday, the writing was on the wall for his return. That being said, even with Markieff Morris (abdomen) still out, Smith is slated to come off the bench, as the Wizards will go with a smaller lineup that features Kelly Oubre and Otto Porter at the two forward spots. Smith will likely struggle to post fantasy worthy numbers.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
2 months ago

Smith (shoulder) went through 4-on-4 drills Tuesday and could potentially return for Wednesday's matchup against the Lakers, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith started the season opener for the Wizards, but ended up suffering a right shoulder sprain and missed the subsequent two contests. The fact that he's returned to 4-on-4 drills is certainly encouraging for a potential return Wednesday, though final word likely won't be provided until after the team's morning shootaround. That being said, coach Scott Brooks did indicate that if Smith does play, he'd come off the bench, which means Kelly Oubre should be set for a third straight start.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
2 months ago

Smith (shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Nuggets, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith is still considered day-to-day with his right shoulder sprain but will miss his second straight game after being forced out of the team's season opener. Consider him questionable to return for Wednesday's game against the Lakers as the Wizards embark on a three-game West Coast trip. Kelly Oubre will start once again Monday in Smith's absence.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
2 months ago

Smith (shoulder) was held out of practice Saturday, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith sustained a sprained shoulder in the opener Wednesday against Philadelphia and was held out of Friday's win over the Pistons. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but Smith could still miss another game or two in the short-term. His next chance to return will come Monday against the Nuggets. With Markieff Morris (hernia) also sidelined, Kelly Oubre would be in line for another start if both Smith and Morris are ultimately ruled out.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
2 months ago

Smith (shoulder) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pistons, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith underwent an MRI on Thursday that revealed no structural damage, he will still be held out of Friday's contest. There's been no word on how long Smith could potentially be out, but his next opportunity to return won't be until Monday when they take on the Nuggets. In his absence, the Wizards will start Kelly Oubre at small forward and shift Otto Porter Jr. over to the four spot.

Jason Smith
PF/C WAS
2 months ago

Smith (shoulder) had an MRI on Thursday that revealed no structural damage and he is a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Pistons, Candace Buckner of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith played just seven minutes in Wednesday's season opener before leaving with the shoulder sprain. Expect Smith to test the shoulder during shootaround Friday morning and in pregame warmups before a final decision is made. If he's unable to go, look for the Wizards to go small and start Kelly Oubre Jr., with Mike Scott potentially seeing additional minutes off the bench.