Craig Smith (basketball, born 1983)
|Born||November 10, 1983|
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|College||Boston College (2002–2006)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves|
|Number||5, 1, 83|
|2009–2011||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2011–2012||Portland Trail Blazers|
|2013||Hong Kong Bulls|
|2014||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|2014–2015||Ironi Nes Ziona|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Craig Smith (born November 10, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player. After playing at Boston College from 2002–2006, he was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 2006 NBA draft.
High school and college
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.
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. On July 17, 2008, he re-signed with the Timberwolves on a multi-year deal.
On July 20, 2009, Smith was traded, along with Mark Madsen and Sebastian Telfair, to the Los Angeles Clippers for Quentin Richardson. On July 19, 2010, Smith re-signed with the Clippers on a one-year deal.
On August 11, 2012, Smith signed with Hapoel Jerusalem of Israel for the 2012–13 season. On March 15, 2013, he was released by Hapoel. He later joined the Hong Kong Bulls for the 2013 NBL season.
In 2019 Craig Smith signed with the Enemies of the Big3. Entering his first season with the BIG3, Craig Smith was selected with the 10th pick in the second round of the 2019 BIG3 draft.
The Basketball Tournament
NBA career statistics
|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|
- Craig Smith Bio Archived 2013-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
- "Craig Smith Player Profile, Portland Trail Blazers, News, Rumors, NBA Stats, NCAA Stats, D-League Stats, International Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards". RealGM.
- "Six score in double digits to lift short-handed Wizards". ESPN.
- "Timberwolves re-sign Craig Smith". Inside Hoops.
- "Clippers Acquire Telfair, Smith and Madsen from Minnesota for Richardson". NBA.com. July 20, 2009. Retrieved July 20, 2009.
- "CLIPPERS: CLIPPERS REACH DEAL WITH FORWARD CRAIG SMITH". nba.com.
- "Trail Blazers sign forward Craig Smith". NBA.com.
- "Hapoel Jerusalem signs former NBA Craig Smith". Sportando. 11 August 2012.
- "Hapoel Jerusalem waive Craig Smith". Sportando. 15 March 2013.
- "NBA Development League: Skyforce Acquires Craig Smith". NBA.com.
- "Former NBA forward Craig Smith inks a deal with Ironi Nes-Ziona". Sportando.com. September 23, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2017.