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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
32-17 8-2 W3
28-22 7-3 W2
23-25 4-6 L4
23-25 6-4 W6
10-40 3-7 W1

2021 Stats

Minutes Per Game
Points Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 14.0 4.8 41.0 1.5 2.6

Top Ish Smith News

  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Solid effort off bench

    Smith logged 13 points (5-8 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, eight assists and one steal over 25 minutes during Sunday's 133-99 loss to the Suns.

    The Hornets struggled offensively but Smith was one of the team's most reliable performers, as he was one of the four players who scored in double digits and also ended just two assists away from posting a double-double. In fact, he paced the team in assists and the eight dimes tied his season-best output in that category. Unfortunately for smith, he typically holds a reduced role off the bench. He's scored in double digits just five times all season long, so he won't have a lot of upside going forward unless the Hornets run into some injury issues.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Scores six in return

    Smith (COVID-19 protocols) finished with six points (3-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), one rebound, two assists and one steal across 13 minutes during Friday's 125-116 loss to the Trail Blazers.

    Smith cleared the league's health and safety protocols Wednesday and was briefly sent to the G League's Greensboro Swarm. However, he returned to action for the parent club Friday and generated modest results off the bench. The 33-year-old has had an inconsistent role for the Hornets early in the season, but it's encouraging to see him back with the team.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Clears protocols, heads to G League

    Smith cleared health and safety protocols and was assigned to the G League's Greensboro Swarm on Wednesday.

    Smith, who has missed the last four games due to COVID protocols, remains out for Wednesday's contest against the Spurs, but he will get a practice in with the G League squad. It's unclear how much time he will need to get his conditioning back, but the Hornets have two more games this week -- Friday at Portland and Sunday at Phoenix -- that could be potential return dates for Smith.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Out again Wednesday

    Smith (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game at San Antonio.

    Smith will be sidelined for the fifth straight contest after landing in the COVID protocols. Jalen McDaniels has cleared said protocols and will be available for Wednesday's contest, while LaMelo Ball is also unavailable.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Remains out Monday

    Smith (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) is listed as out for Monday's game against the Mavericks.

    Among the five Charlotte players who entered the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols earlier this month, only Terry Rozier has since been cleared to play Monday, but both Mason Plumlee and Jalen McDaniels completed their quarantines and could be ready to suit up Wednesday in San Antonio once they regain conditioning. According to Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer, Smith and LaMelo Ball may also clear protocols in the next 24 hours, but at the very least, the two point guards along with Plumlee and McDaniels won't make the trip to Dallas, which marks the start of a six-game road trip for Charlotte. Smith will theoretically have a shot at rejoining the Hornets for Wednesday's game, but unless he's cleared to resume practicing Tuesday, his absence will most likely extend into the weekend. Monday's contest will mark the fourth consecutive missed game for Smith, who won't warrant much fantasy intrigue unless he returns to action before Ball does.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Won't play Monday

    Smith has been ruled out for Monday's game against the 76ers due to the league's health and safety protocols.

    Smith filled in as a starter in Sunday's win over Atlanta, but he'll now join several of his teammates in the league's COVID-19 protocols. It's not yet clear when he'll be able to return, but Cody Martin, Kelly Oubre, James Bouknight and Scottie Lewis should see plenty of run in the Hornets' backcourt Monday.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Comes through in starting role

    Smith chipped in 18 points (8-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt), five rebounds, seven assists and one steal across 32 minutes during Sunday's 130-127 victory over the Hawks.

    Smith filled in at the starting point guard position and walked away with easily his best performance of the season. With LaMelo Ball set to miss at least the next few games, Smith should be able to put up 12-team value, albeit with very little upside. For those with an available roster spot, he should be a solid source of assists and triples.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Set to start Sunday

    Smith will start Sunday's game against Atlanta, Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer reports.

    With several key players, including LaMelo Ball and Terry Rozier, currently in COVID-19 protocols, Smith will move into the lineup at point guard, and he'll be joined in the backcourt by Kelly Oubre. Ball and Rozier are expected to miss multiple games, so Smith could be a lower-end streaming option. However, the Hornets are entering a three-game week, so his upside is pretty limited.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Limited output off bench

    Smith logged two points (1-1 FG) and one assist across seven minutes during a 115-105 loss Saturday at Atlanta.

    Smith has been receiving fewer game opportunities since November commenced. Across the Hornets' last seven matchups, he played four games and averaged 5.5 minutes of playing time. Both rates are not good enough to warrant consideration from fantasy managers.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Provides pop off bench in win

    Smith recorded 15 points (7-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt), four assists, four rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot across 21 minutes in Sunday's 11-95 win over the Nets.

    Smith was lights-out in the fourth quarter, as he took the reins at point guard and made a solid contribution for the surging Hornets, who are now 3-0. The 11-year veteran is slated to spell LaMelo Ball in the backcourt, likely providing him with a role of around 20 minutes per game. Thus far, the Hornets have been careful with Ball's workload, so it's possible Smith's role could shrink as the season goes on.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: Surprises during Hornets debut

    Smith recorded 14 points (7-14 FG, 0-2 FT), five assists, one steal and one block across 21 minutes during a 123-122 win Wednesday versus Indiana.

    Smith recorded more points and assists than any of the other Hornets backups. However, Terry Rozier's ankle injury allowed their sixth-man candidate Kelly Oubre to start. Smith logged a 25.0 percent usage rate Wednesday but will not maintain it if the Hornets are fully healthy.

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  • Hornets' Ish Smith: To join Charlotte

    Smith agreed Tuesday to a two-year contract with the Hornets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The second year is a team option and $4.5 million is guaranteed.

    Smith should be in line to see relatively consistent backup point guard minutes with the Hornets behind LaMelo Ball. Smith saw 21.0 minutes per game last season and averaged 6.7 points and 3.9 rebounds. It's possible he sees a slightly reduced workload in 2021-22 and should be avoided in fantasy outside of very deep leagues.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 175 lbs
Birthplace: Charlotte, NC
Age: 33
School: Wake Forest
Experience: 11