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Position
F
 
Jersey
6
Name  Josh Smith
Born  12/5/1985
Height  6-9
Weight  225
College  None
11/10/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith posted a double-double in Monday's loss to Chicago.
Insight: He had 19 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks, one 3-pointer, and three turnovers. Smith will have nights like this one, but owners should expect some inconsistency.
 
11/5/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith will start at small forward while Greg Monroe will start at power forward against the Knicks on Wednesday.
Insight: This doesn't really affect Smith's fantasy value. He has shot the same at each position.
 
11/1/2014 6:31:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith is starting on Saturday against the Nets.
Insight: Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy will give Smith the starting nod despite his .368 shooting percentage through the first two games. Smith takes Greg Monroe's spot in the starting lineup, but Monroe is still the better fantasy option against the Nets because of Brooklyn's weak front line.
 
10/22/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith might play fewer minutes at small forward this season, which could help his fantasy value.
Insight: Smith had his lowest scoring average last season since 2008-2009. With new coach Stan Van Gundy, Smith might not play as often but his scoring average should still go back up. Smith's ceiling is still not very high.
 
10/11/2014 1:49:00 PM
Description: Pistons forward Josh Smith did not practice on Saturday due to slight groin soreness according to Pistons.com.
Insight: It doesn't sound serious. Smith is going to play power forward this season, but that really shouldn't change his fantasy value.
 
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.