Smith agreed Monday with the Wizards on a two-year, $12 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. With John Wall (Achilles) expected to miss most of the 2019-20 season and the Wizards sending Tomas Satoransky to Chicago in a sign-and-trade deal, Smith should have a legitimate chance at opening the campaign as Washington's starting point guard. As a member of the Pistons the past three seasons, Smith served primarily in a backup capacity behind Reggie Jackson, averaging 9.8 points, 4.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 24.0 minutes over 219 games (67 starts). The Wizards could supplement their roster with other backcourt options before training camp gets underway, but undrafted rookie Justin Robinson tentatively looks like Smith's top challenger for the top job.
Smith recorded 22 points (9-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-5 FT), four assists and three rebounds in 25 minutes during Tuesday's win over the Grizzlies. Smith's on fire to end the season, having made 23-of-41 shots over his past three games and finishing with double-figures in each. Although he's the technical backup, Smith's seen nearly an even split in minutes with Reggie Jackson over the past five games. While Smith's been given a large enough role to be fantasy relevant, he's struggled to translate his minutes into production. On the season, the veteran guard's averaging just 8.8 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 22.4 minutes per game.
Smith finished with 20 points (9-16 FG, 2-3 3Pt), four rebounds and four assists over 29 minutes in the Pistons' loss to the Hornets on Sunday. Smith popped off for 20 points and led the Pistons in Sunday's loss. He's been given a solid 22.2 minutes per game this season, but the consistent production just hasn't been there. He's not a useful option outside of deeper leagues.
Smith totaled 11 points (5-9 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists, and one steal in 24 minutes during Thursday's 118-98 victory over Phoenix. Smith continues to split minutes with Reggie Jackson, both seeing 24 minutes in Thursday's comfortable victory. The timeshare is certainly frustrating for Jackson's owners but puts Smith on the radar in standard leagues. Smith is capable of helping in points, assists, and steals and with a back-to-back coming this weekend, is worth considering.
Smith registered 13 points (5-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, three rebounds and one steal across 24 minutes in Monday's 126-119 loss to the Cavaliers. After six-straight games of failing to post double-digit points, Smith finally broke out Monday night due to increased volume. He will continue to get minutes as a facilitator for the reserves, and could be a more reliable option if he starts scoring on some more of the offensive possessions.
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