Atlanta Hawks

Position
F
 
Jersey
6
Name  Josh Smith
Born  12/5/1985
Height  6-9
Weight  225
College  None
4/13/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) missed his fourth straight game on Sunday.
Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence the last four games has allowed Rodney Stuckey to start, and Stuckey has averaged 21 ppg in that span.
 
4/11/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) is out Friday against the Bulls, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence the last two games has allowed Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup.
 
4/11/2014 1:52:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) missed a second straight game Wednesday and is questionable for Friday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence allows Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup.
 
4/9/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith (knee) will miss a second straight game Wednesday against the Cavaliers, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Insight: Smith is dealing with patellar tendinitis in his left knee. His absence allowed Rodney Stuckey to move into the starting lineup, and Stuckey had 29 points in 39 minutes.
 
4/8/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith is out Tuesday due to left patellar tendinitis, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
Insight: We knew Smith wasn't in the starting lineup, and now we know he isn't playing at all. Rodney Stuckey is starting in his place.
 
4/8/2014 7:16:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Hawks, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
Insight: Rodney Stuckey is starting in his place. We're awaiting word on whether Smith is injured, being disciplined or out of the lineup altogether.
 
4/2/2014 9:41:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith has scored 50 points on 20-of-39 shooting the last two games.
Insight: Smith has actually attempted more shots per game this season than last (16.2 to 15.6) but he has averaged fewer points per game (17.5 to 16.5) because he has hit a career-low .418 from the field.
 
Hot3/11/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith threw up a second straight 20-point game Tuesday against Sacramento, finishing with 24 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two threes.
Insight: Smith has hit five threes on eight shots his last two games, which is scary because it may encourage him to take more of them. He's shooting just 24.5 percent from 3-point range on 3.3 attempts per game this season.
 
3/9/2014 9:03:00 PM
Description: Josh Smith jump-started the Pistons' offense with 28 points Sunday against Boston.
Insight: Smith has always been in love with three-pointers for no apparent reason but tonight, he actually made a few of them (3-of-6). The Pistons have been awful lately, losing seven of their last eight contests. Fortunately for fantasy owners, Smith has averaged 20.8 ppg during that span.
 
Hot2/8/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith missed the last 10 minutes Friday night after twisting his ankle, but he sat just two minutes Saturday against Denver and had 30 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, four steals and one block in the victory.
Insight: Smith has scored 23+ points in three straight games and averaged 10 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals in that span.
 
2/8/2014 6:34:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith (ankle) is expected to play Saturday night, according to Keith Langlois of pistons.com.
Insight: Smith twisted his ankle and sat out the last 10 minutes Friday night, but says he is OK. He's warming up and will play unless he has a setback.
 
2/8/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith had a big night (23 points, 8 rebounds, seven assists, but turned an ankle late in the game.
Insight: Figure Smith as questionable for Saturday depending on how it stiffens up during the night.
 
1/20/2014 6:37:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith has scored at least 22 points in four of the last five games.
Insight: Unfortunately, he had only four points the one game he failed to score 22 in that span. He had 24 points on 12-of-22 shooting Monday against the Clippers but continues to be a miserable 3-point shooter. Smith has missed his last nine 3-point attempts and made just 4-of-31 (.129) from long distance over his last 11 games.
 
Hot1/11/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith had another outstanding night Saturday against the Suns.
Insight: He had 25 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and one block for his third double-double in the last four games. Prior to this stretch, Smith only had one double-double all season.
 
1/10/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Detroit forward Josh Smith had quite a night Friday against the Sixers.
Insight: He finished with 22 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and four steals in 43 minutes of action. Smith continues to rely too heavily on the three-pointer (he attempted eight of them on Friday) but most nights his versatility offsets his poor shot selection.
 
1/7/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith came away with 21 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and one three Tuesday at New York.
Insight: There are few players in the league who can fill up a stat sheet like Smith when he's on. The 28-year-old has averaged 18.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks over his last 11 games.
 
Cold12/28/2013 9:44:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith has made just 4-of-20 from the field and scored nine total points in blowout losses the last two days.
Insight: Smith averaged 23.8 points on 49.2 percent shooting in six games prior to Friday's disaster. He'll try to right the ship Monday at home against the Wizards, the same team Detroit lost to Saturday.
 
Hot12/23/2013 9:29:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith had 25 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, one steal and two threes Monday at Cleveland.
Insight: Smith shot just 38.5 percent from the field and averaged 13.8 ppg his first 24 games this season, but he has put up 23.8 ppg on 49.2 percent shooting his last six.
 
Hot12/18/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith has averaged 27 ppg over his last three games.
Insight: He followed up two straight 30-point efforts with 20 points Wednesday at Boston. The 28-year-old's points and rebounds have declined in his first season with Detroit because he has played away from the basket more. However, Detroit coach Mo Cheeks said he recently encouraged Smith to get the ball in the post more often, according to mlive.com, and it has resulted in improved scoring.
 
11/23/2013 2:36:00 PM
Description: Pistons coach Mo Cheeks said Saturday that Josh Smith is his starting small forward going forward, according to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News.
Insight: Smith was benched Friday against his former team the Atlanta Hawks after missing practice to be with his ill father. He played just 20 minutes and shot 0-of-7 in the game. Smith chalked it up to a communication issue and said he felt it was assumed he could stay home.
 

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