Ish Smith

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Ishmael Smith
No. 3 – Phoenix Suns
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1988-07-05) July 5, 1988 (age 26)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Central Cabarrus
(Concord, North Carolina)
College Wake Forest (2006–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2011 Houston Rockets
2011 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2011 Memphis Grizzlies
2011–2012 Golden State Warriors
20122013 Orlando Magic
2013 Milwaukee Bucks
2013–present Phoenix Suns
Stats at NBA.com

Ishmael Larry "Ish" Smith (born July 5, 1988) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Wake Forest, finishing second in all-time assists in school history[1] and then went undrafted in the 2010 NBA Draft but was later signed by the Houston Rockets and eventually made it through the season until the trade deadline, when he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. After the 2011 NBA lockout ended, he was waived by Memphis and claimed by the Golden State Warriors. In 2012, he signed with the Orlando Magic. He was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2013, and traded to the Phoenix Suns later that year.

NBA career[edit]

Houston Rockets[edit]

Smith was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Houston Rockets on August 23, 2010.[2]

On January 17, 2011, he was assigned to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League.[3] He was recalled on January 24 but then re-assigned on February 1.[4]

On February 24, 2011, he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies along with teammate Shane Battier in exchange for Hasheem Thabeet, DeMarre Carroll and a future first round draft pick.[5]

Memphis Grizzlies[edit]

Smith made 15 appearances for the Grizzlies in the 2010–11 season after the trade, all off of the bench.

Golden State Warriors[edit]

On December 14, 2011, he was waived by the Grizzlies[6] but was then claimed off waivers by the Golden State Warriors on December 16.[7] On December 28, he started for the Warriors in a win against the New York Knicks in place of the injured Stephen Curry, scoring 11 points, with 6 rebounds and 4 assists.[8] Smith was then waived by the Warriors on January 13, 2012.[9]

Orlando Magic[edit]

Smith signed with the Orlando Magic on February 2, 2012.[10]

Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

On February 21, 2013, Smith was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks along with guard J. J. Redick and forward Gustavo Ayón for guards Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb and forward Tobias Harris.[11]

Phoenix Suns[edit]

On August 29, 2013, Smith and Viacheslav Kravtsov were traded to the Phoenix Suns for Caron Butler.[12] In his third game with the Suns, Smith produced a career-high 8 assists in a 104-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. Smith matched his career high in assists (along with 8 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 steals) in a 116-100 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on January 4, 2014. Smith was also be the third player to record two 8+ assist games while playing under 20 minutes with the Suns, after the first two players being Jeff Hornacek and Goran Dragić.[13] Smith would then get a new career-high 15 points to go with 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks (with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and the 2 steals and blocks happening in the second quarter) in a blowout 106-85 victory against the San Antonio Spurs on February 21, 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Smith is a Christian. He reads the Bible often and prays during the national anthem before games.[14]

NBA 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
2010–11 Houston 28 3 11.8 .386 .375 .700 1.5 2.3 .5 .1 2.6
2010–11 Memphis 15 0 7.5 .344 .000 .455 .3 1.0 .3 .0 1.8
2011–12 Golden State 6 1 10.5 .400 .400 .500 1.5 1.5 .7 .0 4.5
2011–12 Orlando 20 0 8.6 .373 .250 .750 1.3 1.6 .6 .1 2.3
2012–13 Orlando 36 3 10.5 .336 .235 .429 1.3 1.6 .4 .2 2.4
2012–13 Milwaukee 16 0 8.6 .395 .400 .000 .9 1.9 .5 .2 2.4
2013–14 Phoenix 70 1 14.4 .423 .043 .564 1.8 2.6 .7 .2 3.7
Career 191 8 11.5 .392 .217 .571 1.4 2.0 .5 .1 2.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Memphis 5 0 2.0 .667 .000 .000 .4 .4 .2 .0 .8
2012 Orlando 1 0 5.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 1.0 .0
2013 Milwaukee 4 0 2.8 .000 .000 .000 .3 .8 .0 .0 .0
Career 10 0 2.6 .500 .000 .000 .4 .5 .1 .1 .4

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