December 16, 2011
Warriors Awarded Guard Ish Smith Off Waivers
Team Now Has 19 Players Under Contract

The Golden State Warriors have been awarded guard Ish Smith off of waivers, the team announced today.

Smith, 23, spent last season with the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies, appearing in 43 games (three starts) and averaging 2.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 10.3 minutes per contest. In three starting assignments, the 6’0” guard averaged 6.3 points, 3.3 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.00 steals in 27.0 minutes.

Originally signed by Houston after a four-year career at Wake Forest, Smith was traded to Memphis along with Shane Battier in exchange for DeMarre Carroll, Hasheem Thabeet and a first-round draft pick on February 24, 2011. The Charlotte, NC, native appeared in five playoff games for Memphis.

Prior to being traded, Smith appeared in eight games (five starts) for Houston’s D-League affiliate, posting averages of 12.5 points, 7.9 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 1.50 steals and 1.25 blocks in 32.9 minutes for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

The Warriors now have 20 players under contract. Below is the Warriors updated training camp roster:

NO.
PLAYER
POS
HT.
WT.
BORN
PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY
YEARS
19
Lou Amundson
F
6-9
225
12/7/82
UNLV/USA
5
15
Andris Biedrins
F/C
7-0
240
4/2/86
Skonto Riga/Latvia
7
54
Kwame Brown
C
6-11
270
3/10/82
Glynn Academy (GA)/USA
10
30
Stephen Curry
G
6-3
185
3/14/88
Davidson/USA
2
8
Monta Ellis
G
6-3
185
10/26/85
Lanier HS (Jackson, MS)/USA
6
4
Gary Flowers
F
6-8
214
4/22/86
Southern Mississippi/USA
R
22
Charles Jenkins
G
6-3
220
2/28/89
Hofstra/USA
R
6
Julian Khazzouh
F/C
6-10
240
2/23/86
Sydney Kings/Israel
R
10
David Lee
F/C
6-9
240
4/29/83
Florida/USA
6
5
Dominic McGuire
F
6-9
235
10/20/85
Fresno State/USA
4
25
Tommy Mitchell
G
6-3
180
9/25/82
Siena/USA
R
2
Tim Pickett
G
6-4
207
4/18/81
Florida State/USA
R
44
Tommy Smith
F
6-10
215
12/4/80
Arizona State/USA
R
12
Ish Smith
G
6-0
175
7/5/88
Wake Forest/USA
1
11
Klay Thompson
G
6-7
205
2/8/1990
Washington State/USA
R
3
Jeremy Tyler
F/C
6-10
260
6/21/1991
Tokyo Apache/USA
R
23
Edwin Ubiles
G/F
6-6
204
11/26/86
Siena/USA
R
20
Ekpe Udoh
F
6-10
245
5/20/87
Baylor/USA
1
33
Chris Wright
F
6-8
226
9/30/88
Dayton/USA
R
1
Dorell Wright
F/G
6-9
205
12/2/85
South Kent Prep (South Kent, CT)/USA
7