Smith accounted for 17 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four assists, three rebounds and two steals across 26 minutes in Saturday's 108-101 win over the Rockets. Smith has been solid overall while filling in for Reggie Jackson (ankle), but Saturday was his second-best shooting night since taking over as the starter in the latter's stead five games ago. The eight-year veteran continued his solid defensive work as well, extending his streak of at least one steal to four consecutive games. Smith has also posted double-digit scoring in seven of the last eight contests overall, a stretch that predates his aforementioned entry into the starting five. With Jackson reportedly out until after the All-Star break, Smith should continue serving as a viable multi-category producer in all fantasy formats.
Smith collected 18 points (6-15 FG, 6-6 FT), four assists, three rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes during Saturday's 93-79 victory over the Spurs. Smith received his second straight start with Reggie Jackson on the sidelines and played well once again. He is going to be seeing plenty of run for at least the next month and possibly beyond and is basically a must-start player in most league formats. He may not provide the scoring that Jackson is capable of but will offer plenty of assists with some steals and sneaky rebounds from the point-guard spot.
Smith contributed 18 points (9-18 FG), seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block across 32 minutes during a 102-89 loss to the Magic on Thursday. Smith played well in his first start with Reggie Jackson (ankle) sidelined. He provided across the board numbers, and with the amount of minutes he'll be receiving as a starter, owners should expect stat lines like this from him fairly often. Smith's best areas will be points, rebounds and assists.
Smith will start at point guard for Thursday's game against the Magic, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports. The Pistons recently lost Reggie Jackson for 6-to-8 weeks because of a severe ankle sprain, so Smith will start Thursday and should remain there for the foreseeable future. Fantasy owners should definitely give Smith a look as a speculative add if in need of some guard depth, as Smith has proven in the past that he's capable of putting up some strong numbers when given the opportunity. Along with Smith, Langston Galloway is expected to see added run as the team's backup point guard.
Smith is likely to start at point guard Thursday against the Magic after Reggie Jackson appeared to suffer a severe right ankle sprain in Tuesday's 107-83 win over the Pacers, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports. Though X-rays following the contest cleared Jackson of any structural damage to the ankle, he was unable to walk off the court under his own power and howled in pain when the injury occurred in the third quarter. Smith directed the offense for the final quarter and a half of action, finishing the night with 12 points (6-11 FG), three assists and two rebounds across 25 minutes. While he lacks 3-point range and won't offer the scoring upside of Jackson for the duration of the latter's absence, Smith has shown the ability to pile up assists when handed extended run in the past, making him an attractive speculative pickup. In addition to Smith, Langston Galloway and two-way player Dwight Buycks could pick up additional run while Jackson is sidelined.
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