Smith scored 17 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with a career-high 13 assists and four rebounds in 31 minutes off the bench during Friday's win over the Spurs. It's the fourth time in nine games that Smith has notched double-digit assists, as he continues to emerge as a valuable member of the Pelicans' second unit, especially considering Jrue Holiday's ongoing minutes restriction.
Smith scored 18 points (8-20 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and added six assists and three rebounds over 34 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Thunder. As anticipated, Smith saw another huge workload Wednesday with regular starting point guard Jrue Holiday resting for the second game of a back-to-back set, though he surprisingly failed to hit his average of 7.5 assists per game. He made up for it with his point production, and should continue to retain relevance in both daily and season-long formats while Holiday remains restricted and Tyreke Evans (knee) and Norris Cole (ankle) miss time due to injury.
Smith posted 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt), eight assists, three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 38 minutes of action Tuesday against the Nuggets. Smith is penned in as the backup for Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans, but with Holiday sitting out every few games, and with Evans still nursing his injury, Smith has made the most of his opportunities. He's averaging 11.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 7.8 assists over the last five games, and it would seem that he'll keep it up for a few more weeks, at least until Evans returns.
Smith will likely come off the bench for the Pelicans on Friday against Toronto. Smith started and played well for the Pelicans on Wednesday against Atlanta, but he will return to his bench role for Friday's game. This is due to Jrue Holiday's return from rest. Though Smith will come off the bench, Holiday will still have a minutes restriction of 15 minutes, so Smith will see a good amount of time on the court.
Smith posted 18 points (8-17 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal in 39 minutes of action Wednesday against the Hawks. Smith has been starting for the recovering Jrue Holiday (rest) and has performed well in most of his opportunities. While Holiday is slated to play in most games (other than back-to-backs), Smith still produces enough even as a reserve to be owned in deep leagues.
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