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Jason Smith

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Washington Wizards

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Miami in the first round (20th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft... Draft rights traded from Miami to Philadelphia in exchange for the draft rights to Daequan Cook, cash and a 2009 second round draft pick (Jun. 28, 2007)... Traded by Philadelphia along with Willie Green to New Orleans in exchange for Craig Brackins and Darius Songalia (Sep. 23, 2010)... Signed as a free agent by New York (Jul. 18, 2014)... Signed as a free agent by Orlando (Jul. 14, 2015)… Signed as a free agent by Washington on Jul. 7, 2016.


PROFESSIONALLY: Has appeared in 489 career NBA regular season games (98 starts) with Philadelphia, New Orleans, New York and Orlando… Holds career averages of 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting .466 from the field.


2015-16: Played in 76 games (two starts) with Orlando and averaged 7.2 points and 2.9 rebounds while shooting .485 from the field… Scored in double figures 19 times including a season-high 25 vs. Denver on 3/15… Tallied 10+ rebounds twice, 13 vs. Denver on 3/15 and 10 vs. Minnesota on 11/18… Recorded 4+ blocks three times and had multiple blocks in 16 contests.


2014-15: Played in all 82 games (31 starts) with New York, averaging 8.0 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and 1.7 apg. in 21.8 minpg., while shooting .830 (127-153) from the free throw line...Led (or tied) the team in scoring once, in rebounding 11 times and in assists five times... Scored in double figures 29 times and had 20+ points twice, including a season-high 25 points on Feb. 11 @ Orlando... Pulled down 10+ rebounds four times, including a season-high 13 rebounds on Feb. 7 vs. Golden State... Recorded three double-doubles... Dished out a career-high six assists three times, the last on Apr.11 @ Orlando...Had at least one steal 29 times... Recorded at least one blocked shot 27 times and had two-or-more blocks ten times, including a season-high four blocked shots twice, the last time on Apr. 11 @ Orlando.


2013-14: Played in 31 games (27 starts) with New Orleans, averaging 9.7 ppg. and 5.8 rpg. in 26.8 minpg... Scored a season-high 22 points twice, the last time on Dec. 11 vs. Detroit... Also pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds on Dec. 11 vs. Detroit... Recorded a career-high-tying five blocked shots on Nov. 2 vs. Charlotte...Had two double-doubles... Missed a total of 40 games due to injury: 30 due to right knee cartilage and 10 due to shoulder/knee injuries.


2012-13: Appeared in 51 games with New Orleans, averaging 8.2 ppg. and 3.6 rpg in 17.2 minpg., while shooting .843 (86-102) from the free throw line... Recorded a career-high five blocked shots twice... Had a career-high-tying three steals on Dec. 3 vs. Milwaukee... Notched one double-double... Missed the final 24 games of the season due to a torn right labrum.


2011-12: Played in 40 games (29 starts) with New Orleans, averaging a career-high 9.9 ppg., 4.9 rpg. and 1.03 blkpg. in 23.7 minpg... Shot a career-best .520 (181-348) from the field... Led (or tied) the team in scoring four times and in rebounding eight times... Scored a career-high 26 points on Apr. 7 vs. Minnesota... Recorded four double-doubles... Suspended for two games by the NBA following a flagrant foul on Mar. 22 vs. L.A. Clippers... Missed 21 total games due to injury: missed 20 games due to a concussion and one game due to a sprained left ankle


2010-11: Appeared in 77 games (six starts) with New Orleans, averaging 4.3 ppg. and 3.1 rpg. in 14.3 minpg... Also played in six postseason outings vs. L.A. Lakers, averaging 2.3 ppg. and 1.2 rpg in 9.7 minpg.


2009-10: Played in 56 games (two starts) with Philadelphia, averaging 3.4 ppg. and 2.4 rpg. in 11.8 minpg.


2008-09: Missed the entire regular season and the playoffs after suffering a torn left ACL during a workout session in August 2008... Underwent successful ACL reconstruction surgery on Sep. 17, 2008.


2007-08: Played in 76 games (one start) during his rookie campaign with Philadelphia, averaging 4.5 ppg. and 3.0 rpg. in 14.6 minpg... Also appeared in six playoff games vs. Detroit, averaging 3.3 ppg. and 2.5 rpg. in 13.7 minpg.


PLAYOFFS: Has appeared in 12 career NBA playoff games with Philadelphia (6) and New Orleans (6)… Averaged 2.8 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per game.


COLLEGIATELY: Played in 87 career games during three seasons at Colorado State University, averaging 14.7 ppg., 7.9 rpg. and 2.0 apg. in 27.9 minpg., while shooting .548 (456-832) from the floor... Named First Team All-Mountain West Conference as both a sophomore (2005-06) and a junior (2006-07)... During his junior season (2006-07), was one of ten NCAA Division I players to average a double-double, recording career-highs of 16.8 ppg. and 10.1 rpg... Had 24 double-doubles, the second-most in school history... As a freshman (2004-05), averaged 10.5 ppg., 5.8 rpg. and 1.7 apg., while shooting .554 (103-186) from the floor... Named the Mountain West Conference Freshman of the Year.


PERSONALLY: Full name is Jason Victor Smith... During his time with New Orleans, was extremely active in the community... Helped distribute bicycles to underprivileged children at Harmony Oaks Community Center during 2010 holidays... Provided meals to senior citizens at the New Orleans Basketball Senior Luncheon in December 2011... Read to a group of elementary students at a Hornets Reading Timeout in Apr. 2012... Assisted in the dedication of a math and science center at Fontainebleu High School in Mandeville, LA... Named a two-time Colorado state high school Player of the Year... You can follow him on Twitter: @JasonSmith014.

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Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 240 lbs./ 108.9 kg
Born: March 02, 1986
From: Colorado State University
Draft: 1st Round (20th pick) 2007 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Orlando Magic 2015 - 2015
  New York Knicks 2014 - 2014
  New Orleans Pelicans 2011 - 2013
  Philadelphia 76ers 2010 - 2010
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Prior to NBA/Country: Colorado State/USA

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