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2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 31 games (27 starts) for the New Orleans Hornets, averaged 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.9 blocks in 26.8 minutes. Chipped in 10 points 1/15 vs. HOU. Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in his return from the inactive list 1/7 at MIA. Scored 12 points on 6-10 shooting 12/17 at GSW. Led the team in rebounding 12/11 vs. DET with a career high 16, while also tying a season high for scoring with 22 points. Grabbed 12 rebounds 12/6 vs. OKC. Scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds 12/4 vs. DAL. Recorded his first double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing a career high 14 rebounds. Scored 14 points on 6-14 shooting 11/26 vs. GSW. Grabbed seven rebounds 11/25 at SAS. Shot 5-6 from the foul line 11/20 vs. UTA. Set season high in steals with two 11/12 at LAL. Notched season-high 22 points in career-high 41 minutes against PHX on 11/10. Scored in double-figures for the second straight night 11/6 at MEM. Recorded 13 points 11/5 vs. PHX. Tied career high in blocks 11/2 vs. CHA. In the starting lineup for the season opener vs. IND on 10/30 totaling eight points and two rebounds, was disqualified with 6 personal fouls. DND – 30 times – Knee. Inactive – 10 games – Shoulder/Knee. DNP – CD – 1/28 at CLE. NWT – 11 times.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (New Orleans): Averaged 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds per game in 51 games played...Led the team in rebounds three times and tied for the lead in scoring once...Recorded a season-high 22 points to go along with five rebounds and two blocks 2/22 vs. DAL, with 16 points coming in the second half...Scored 13 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots off the bench on 2/13 vs. POR...Recorded 16 points, five rebounds and two blocks off the bench in the 1/27 win at MEM...Pitched in 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench on 1/23 at SAS...Came off the bench and contributed 14 points and five rebounds in W 1/11 vs. MIN...Recorded his first double-double of the season, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to go along with three blocks on 1/9 vs. HOU...Scored 12 points on six of 10 shooting, along with a season-high tying seven rebounds on 1/5 at DAL...Led the New Orleans bench with 12 points to go along with five rebounds and two blocks on 12/8 at MIA...Tied a season-high in assists (3) and a career-high in blocks (5), while scoring 14 points on 12/7 vs. MEM...Dished out a season-high three assists, recorded a career-high tying three steals and scored 12 points on 12/3 vs. MIL...Left the game early on 11/23 at PHO with a corneal abrasion...Came off the bench to tally a season-high 18 points (on a career-high 21 FGA) and seven rebs at IND on 11/21...Finished with eight points, five rebounds and a career-high five blocked shots 11/7 vs. PHI...Came off the bench to record 16 points, two rebounds and two blocks 11/3 at CHI. Missed the final 24 games after having season-ending surgery to repair a torn right labrum.

2011-12 (New Orleans): Averaged career-highs with 9.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 23.7 minutes over 40 games (29 starts)... recorded four double-doubles including one 20/10 performance...eclipsed the 20-point mark in two games and pulled down 10 or more boards in four games...led the team in rebounds eight times this season, and in scoring four times this season... tied his career-high with four assists, while also posting fourth double-double of season with 14 points and 10 rebounds 4/15 vs. MEM...scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds 4/11 vs. SAC...set a career-high with 26 points while also grabbing 10 boards for third double-double of season 4/7 vs. MIN...recorded second double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 boards 3/31 at LAL...recorded 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocks 3/22 vs. LAC...led the team with 17 points to go along with five rebounds and three blocks 1/19 vs. HOU...recorded first start of the season 1/16 vs. POR...recorded first double-double of the season 1/14 at MEM with 15 points and 10 rebounds...at UTA 1/2, led the team in rebounds with eight and recorded first double-digit scoring performance with 16 points...missed 21 games due to injury (20 due to a concussion and one due to a sprained left ankle) and two games due to suspension...

2010-11 (New Orleans): Averaged 4.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game, while also totaling 26 steals in 77 games played...in six starts, averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds...led the team in scoring one time and tied for the team lead in rebounding three times...scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds (three offensive) with one assist and one steal 4/11 vs. UTA...scored 20 points (9-11 FG) and grabbed five rebounds 2/1 vs. WAS...grabbed eight rebounds with six points, two blocks and an assist 12/17 vs. UTA...started 4th career game 12/3 vs. NYK and recorded 12 points and five rebounds...tallied 12 points, six rebounds and two steals 1 1/5 vs. MIA...notched 14 points and nine rebounds 11/3 at HOU...had eight points and four rebounds in 25 minutes in his New Orleans debut 10/27 vs. MIL...inactive one time with four DNP-CDs...

2009-10 (Philadelphia): In 56 games with two starts, averaged 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 11.8 minutes per game while shooting 43.1% from the floor, 34.5% from 3-point range and 69.0% from the line...over his final 20 games played, averaged 14.3 minutes played after averaging 10.4 mpg his first 36 games played...2008-09 (Philadelphia): Missed the entire season after tearing the ACL in his left knee during a workout session in August of 2008...underwent successful ACL reconstruction surgery on 9/17/08...appeared in five games at NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 15.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.0 blocks...shot a team-high 55.1% from the floor and 88.9% from the line...

2007-08 (Philadelphia): In 76 games played with one start, averaged 4.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 14.6 minutes per game...shot 45.5% from the floor, 28.6% from 3-point range and 65.9% from the line...missed his first game of the season with a left ankle sprain vs. ORL on 2/1; up to that point was one of five rookies to appear in every one of his team’s games...made his first and only start vs. MIL (1/30)...scored 10+ points six times.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Miami with the 20th overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft… acquired by Philadelphia in a draft night trade (6/28/07) in exchange for the rights to Daequan Cook (21st overall pick), the Sixers second round pick in 2009 and cash considerations…acquired from Philadelphia with Willie Green in exchange for Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins on September 23, 2010…re-signed with the Hornets on December 17, 2011 ... Signed as a free agent with the New York Knicks on July 18, 2014.

COLLEGE:
Played three seasons at Colorado State University…earned First Team All-Mountain West Conference honors his sophomore and junior seasons…was one of ten NCAA Division I players to average a double-double in 2006-07…led the MWC in rebounding (10.1 rpg, ninth in the nation), ranked sixth in scoring (16.8 ppg), fourth in blocks (1.60 bpg), fourth in field goal percentage (57.9% FGs) and fourth in free throw percentage (77.0% FTs)…in his final regular season game, posted 27 points and a career-high tying 22 rebounds against Wyoming…finished his career with 24 double-doubles, the second-most in school history…was named MWC Freshman of the Year in 2004-05.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Jason Victor Smith...son of Jack and Roberta Smith...attended Platte Valley High School in Colorado... was a two-time state player of the year...helped distribute bicycles to underprivileged children at the Harmony Oaks Community Center during the 2010 holiday season...provided meals to senior citizens at the New Orleans Basketball Senior Luncheon in December of 2011...signed autographs and handed out presents to students at the EMERGE Christmas Party...read to a group of 30 elementary students at a Reading Timeout in April of 2012. Assisted in the dedication of a Math and Science Center at the Fontainebleau High School in Mandeville, LA.

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Vitals

Height: 7'0''/ 2.13m
Weight: 245 lbs./ 111.1 kg
Born: March 02, 1986
From: Colorado State University
Draft: 1st Round (20th pick) 2007 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2007
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  New York Knicks 2014 - 2014
  New Orleans Pelicans 2011 - 2014
  Philadelphia 76ers 2010 - 2010
  New Orleans Hornets 2010 - 2010
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Colorado State/USA

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