Jason Smith (basketball, born 1986)

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For the Australian basketball player, see Jason Smith (basketball, born 1974).
Jason Smith
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Smith during his tenure with the 76ers.
No. 14 – New York Knicks
Position Power forward / Center
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-03-02) March 2, 1986 (age 28)
Greeley, Colorado
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Platte Valley (Kersey, Colorado)
College Colorado State (2004–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall
Selected by the Miami Heat
Pro career 2007–present
Career history
20072010 Philadelphia 76ers
20102014 New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans
2014–present New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards

Jason Victor Smith (born March 2, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the NBA. Smith prepped at Platte Valley High School in Colorado, where he was a two-time state player of the year. He then went on to play collegiately at Colorado State University.

College highlights[edit]

  • Earned First Team All-Mountain West Conference honors his sophomore and junior seasons.
  • Named All-District by the NABC.
  • Currently ranks ninth on Colorado State's all-time leading scoring list with 1,281 points.
  • Also ranks sixth in rebounds (683) and fifth in blocked shots (149).
  • Recorded 24 career double-doubles, the second-most in school history.

NBA career[edit]

Philadelphia 76ers[edit]

Smith was drafted by the Miami Heat but traded subsequently to the Philadelphia 76ers for shooting guard Daequan Cook on June 28, 2007 on a draft night trade. Smith played a total of nine games in the 2007 NBA Summer League and the Rocky Mountain Revue, averaging 9.9 points (43.0% FGs, 72.4% FTs), 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 26.1 minutes per game. On August 8, 2008, Sixers GM Ed Stefanski announced that Smith tore his ACL in his left knee during a Sixers camp in Las Vegas.[1]

New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans[edit]

Smith was traded to the New Orleans Hornets with guard Willie Green in exchange for forward Darius Songaila and rookie forward Craig Brackins on September 23, 2010.[2]

On February 1, 2011, Smith had a career high of 20 points vs the Washington Wizards. On December 16, 2011, Smith signed a three-year, $7.5 million deal to remain with the Hornets.

On March 22, 2012, Smith got ejected in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers for a flagrant foul against Blake Griffin. The following day, March 23, the NBA announced that Smith had been suspended for two games for the hard foul.[3] After the game, he apologized, but said it looked a lot worse than it really was. "I think it looked a lot worse than what it was, but that's still not a play that you ever want to do to another player like that," Smith said. "I apologize to Blake Griffin. I didn't want to hurt him at all. I just wanted to try and cut off his lane to the basket."

In April 2013, the Hornets were renamed the Pelicans.

New York Knicks[edit]

On July 18, 2014, Smith signed with the New York Knicks[4] to a reported one-year, $3.3 million contract.[5]

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
2007–08 Philadelphia 76 1 14.6 .455 .286 .659 3.0 .3 .3 .7 4.5
2009–10 Philadelphia 56 2 11.8 .431 .345 .690 2.4 .6 .4 .5 3.4
2010–11 New Orleans 77 6 14.3 .443 .000 .843 3.1 .5 .3 .4 4.3
2011–12 New Orleans 40 29 23.7 .520 .111 .702 4.9 .9 .5 1.0 9.9
2012–13 New Orleans 51 0 17.2 .490 .000 .843 3.6 .7 .3 .9 8.2
2013–14 New Orleans 31 27 26.8 .465 .000 .780 5.8 .9 .4 .9 9.7
Career 331 65 16.7 .472 .259 .763 3.5 .6 .4 .7 6.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 Philadelphia 6 0 13.7 .444 .000 1.000 2.5 .5 .2 .8 3.3
2011 New Orleans 6 0 9.7 .467 .000 .000 1.2 .2 .3 .0 2.3
Career 12 0 11.6 .455 .000 1.000 1.8 .3 .3 .4 2.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ 76ers C Smith, ex-Colorado State player, tears ACL
  2. ^ Rookie Craig Brackins traded to 76ers
  3. ^ "Hornets' Jason Smith Suspended 2 Games For Hit On Clippers' Blake Griffin + Video". BallerStatus.com. March 23, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Knicks Sign Jason Smith". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 18, 2014. Retrieved July 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jason Smith signs with Knicks

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