Craig Smith

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Craig Smith
Craig Smith Clippers.jpg
No. 15 – Ironi Nes Ziona
Position Power forward
League Israeli Basketball Premier League
Personal information
Born (1983-11-10) November 10, 1983 (age 31)
Inglewood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
Career information
High school Fairfax (Los Angeles, California)
Worcester Academy
(Worcester, Massachusetts)
College Boston College (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
20062009 Minnesota Timberwolves
20092011 Los Angeles Clippers
2011–2012 Portland Trail Blazers
2012–2013 Hapoel Jerusalem B.C.
2013 Hong Kong Bulls
2014 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2014–present Ironi Nes Ziona
Career highlights and awards

Craig Smith (born November 10, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Ironi Nes Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. After playing at Boston College from 2002–2006, he was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2006 NBA draft.

High school & College[edit]

Smith attended Worcester Academy, a preparatory school in Worcester, Massachusetts, for a year as a post-graduate student before college. He went on to score 2,349 points in his collegiate career, placing him second on Boston College's career scoring list (behind Troy Bell). In his senior season, he had per-game averages of 17.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.8 blocked shots.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Smith was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the 36th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft. On August 30, 2006, he signed a multi-year deal with the Timberwolves.[2]

Smith averaged 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in his rookie year (2006–07) with the Timberwolves. He earned a starting role for the last five games of the season and averaged 12.0 points and 10.2 rebounds while logging an average 34.4 minutes. He had an increased role in the 2007–08 season after a strong rookie performance and a Vegas Summer League performance during which he averaged 21.8 points and 6.0 rebounds. On December 11, 2007, Smith scored 36 points in an 88–102 loss to the Washington Wizards, logging 38 minutes and making 14 of his 22 field goal attempts.[3] On July 17, 2008, he re-signed with the Timberwolves on a multi-year deal.[4]

On July 20, 2009, Smith was traded, along with Mark Madsen and Sebastian Telfair, to the Los Angeles Clippers for Quentin Richardson.[5] On July 19, 2010, Smith re-signed with the Clippers on a one-year deal.[6]

On December 15, 2011, Smith signed with the Portland Trail Blazers.[7]

On August 11, 2012, Smith signed with Hapoel Jerusalem B.C. of Israel for the 2012–13 season.[8] On March 15, 2013, he was released by Hapoel.[9] He later joined the Hong Kong Bulls for the 2013 NBL season.

On March 14, 2014, Smith was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League.[10]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Minnesota 82 5 18.7 .531 .000 .624 5.1 .6 .6 .2 7.4
2007–08 Minnesota 77 11 20.1 .563 .000 .665 4.6 .8 .5 .2 9.4
2008–09 Minnesota 74 31 19.7 .562 .000 .677 3.8 1.1 .4 .3 10.1
2009–10 L.A. Clippers 75 2 16.4 .569 .200 .635 3.8 1.1 .4 .3 7.8
2010–11 L.A. Clippers 48 0 12.2 .553 .000 .735 2.4 .6 .3 .1 5.4
2011–12 Portland 47 0 9.9 .504 .000 .717 2.3 .4 .3 .1 3.3
Career 403 49 16.9 .553 .037 .661 3.9 .8 .5 .2 7.6

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