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Western Southwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
35-24 7-3 W1
33-25 7-3 L2
25-33 2-8 L2
20-38 2-8 L2
11-48 1-9 L5

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 32.0 13.5 45.4 8.7 1.5

Top Jabari Smith News

  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Double-doubles in loss

    Smith closed with 18 points (7-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 35 minutes during Tuesday's 112-95 loss to the Thunder.

    Smith now has 13 double-doubles to his name this season. He's been very productive over his last three appearances, averaging 20.0 points, 15.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.7 three-pointers. He hasn't been hot from the field by any means, however, as he shot 38.8 percent in that span.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Big double-double in loss

    Smith notched 20 points (6-15 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 17 rebounds, four assists and one steal across 41 minutes during Sunday's 123-110 loss to the Thunder.

    The 17 boards represented Smith's best performance on the glass since he ripped down 18 back on Dec. 6, also against the Thunder. The second-year forward has produced at least 20 points in four of the last eight games, but he's scored in single digits in three of them as he attempts to find some consistency on offense. Over that stretch, he's averaging 14.8 points, 10.5 rebounds, 2.0 threes, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steals, but he's shooting only 39.0 percent from the floor and 32.0 percent from long distance.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Excellent in win over Phoenix

    Smith supplied 22 points (6-18 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 7-8 FT), 16 rebounds, three assists, one block and two steals over 41 minutes before fouling out of Friday's 114-110 win over the Suns.

    Smith didn't have his best performance from an efficiency point of view, as he needed 18 shots to score 22 points. Other than that, he delivered a strong all-around effort while making his presence felt on both ends of the court. Smith's growth compared to his rookie year has been noticeable both in fantasy and real life, and his numbers in recent weeks are a strong reflection of that improvement. He has scored at least 20 points in three of his last seven games, a span in which he's averaging 14.0 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals per contest.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Available to play

    Smith (illness) is available to play in Saturday's game against the Hawks, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Smith was carrying a questionable tag prior to this update, but he made it through warmups without any setbacks. The Rockets will likely monitor him closely, but there's no word of any official restrictions.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Gets questionable tag

    Smith is considered questionable for Saturday's matchup with the Hawks due to an illness, Ben DuBose of USA Today reports.

    Smith's status will presumably depend on how he is feeling closer to tipoff. If he is ultimately unable to play through it, Jae'Sean Tate (ankle) and Jeff Green would presumably be the prime beneficiaries, as Cam Whitmore (ankle) and Tari Eason (lower leg) have already been ruled out.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Double-double in loss Friday

    Smith provided 12 points (5-11 FG, 2-6 3Pt), 11 rebounds and two assists over 33 minutes during Friday's 107-104 loss to the Raptors.

    Smith recorded his first double-double since Jan. 20, and while the second-year forward hasn't been consistent with his two-way play at times, it's undeniable that he's experienced an uptick in his numbers compared to his rookie campaign. He's averaging 13.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.7 blocks per contest as a sophomore.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Invisible in loss

    Smith closed with three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal across 19 minutes during Sunday's 111-90 loss to the Timberwolves.

    This was the third dud in a row for Smith as the Rockets dropped their second game out of their past three. Smith has produced averages of 4.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.0 three-pointers on 26.3 percent shooting in that span, his worst stretch of the season by a mile.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Easy 18 points in return

    Smith (ankle) supplied 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt), nine rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block across 36 minutes in Monday's 135-119 victory over the Lakers.

    Back in action after a four-game absence due to a left ankle sprain, Smith faced no restrictions and paired efficient shooting with solid numbers in the defensive categories to produce an excellent fantasy line. Smith has made major strides with his shooting in his second season, burying 41.2 percent of his catch-and-shoot three-point attempts in 2023-24 while upping his conversion rate at the rim from 59.2 percent as a rookie to 64.4 percent during the current campaign.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Off injury report

    Smith (ankle) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Lakers.

    Smith has missed the last four games due to a left ankle sprain but he will return to action Monday. Before suffering the ankle injury, the 20-year-old pro was averaging 15.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 34.2 minutes per game over his last five appearances

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Remains out against Brooklyn

    Smith (ankle) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Nets.

    Smith's absence streak will extend to four games Saturday while dealing with a left ankle sprain. Jeff Green will likely continue to start in his absence. Smith's next chance to suit up is Monday's matchup with the Lakers.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Won't play Friday

    Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Hornets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Smith will miss a third straight game due to a left ankle sprain, but Reggie Bullock (back) and Jae'Sean Tate (wrist) have been cleared to suit up. Jeff Green, Cam Whitmore and Amen Thompson are also candidates for increased roles in Smith's absence. Smith's next chance to suit up will come Saturday in Brooklyn.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Questionable for Friday

    Smith (ankle) is now listed as questionable for Friday's game versus the Hornets.

    Smith is in danger of missing his third straight contest Friday due to a left ankle sprain. The second-year forward has now been deemed questionable for back-to-back games after initially being left off the injury report. Jeff Green and Cam Whitmore are candidates to receive extended minutes if Smith is ruled out again.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Off injury report

    Smith (ankle) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Friday's matchup with Charlotte.

    An ankle injury forced Smith to miss the past two games for Houston, but it appears he'll be back in the mix Friday, which should result in Jeff Green returning to the second unit. There will also be fewer minutes available for Aaron Holiday and Jock Landale.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Out Wednesday

    Smith (ankle) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Houston sideline reporter Vanessa Richardson reports.

    Smith will miss a second straight game, with his absence likely opening up another start and extended minutes for Cam Whitmore.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Now questionable for Wednesday

    Smith (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game versus Portland, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Despite not appearing on the initial injury report, Smith is in danger of missing his second straight game due to a left ankle sprain. If the second-year forward is ruled out, Cam Whitmore and Amen Thompson will likely continue to receive increased playing time.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Removed from injury report

    Smith (ankle) does not carry an injury designation for Wednesday's game against Portland.

    Smith tweaked his ankle in Saturday's win over the Jazz, but the injury will only cost him one game. Smith has been sharp of late, averaging 15.7 points and 9.2 rebounds while shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 37.0 percent from deep across his last six appearances.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Goes through practice

    Rockets head coach Ime Udoka said that Smith (ankle) practiced Tuesday and is expected to play Wednesday versus the Trail Blazers, Adam Spolane of Sports Radio 610 Houston reports.

    Smith was held out of Sunday's loss to Boston, but after getting in some work at practice, he looks poised to return to action Wednesday. Cam Whitmore started in Smith's place Sunday, but he was limited to five points in 27 minutes.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Out Sunday with sprained ankle

    Smith won't play Sunday against Boston due to a sprained left ankle.

    Smith rolled his ankle late in the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over Utah, and the injury will sideline him for the second leg of a back-to-back set. In addition to Smith, the Rockets will also be without Tari Eason (lower leg) Jeff Green (calf) in the frontcourt, which likely opens up for more run for the likes of Cam Whitmore and Jae'Sean Tate at forward.

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  • Rockets' Jabari Smith: Tweaks left ankle in win

    Smith said after Saturday's 127-126 overtime win over the Jazz that he hurt his left ankle late in the victory, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports. He finished the contest with 24 points (9-19 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 41 minutes.

    Smith revealed that he hurt the ankle after awkwardly landing on another player's foot, but he remained in the game and ended the contest with his third-highest scoring performance of the season. According to Lerner, Smith exited the locker room after the game without the assistance of crutches and with no brace on the ankle, offering hope that he won't have to miss any time due to the injury. However, with the Rockets back in action Sunday against the Celtics for the second half of a back-to-back set, Smith could be at risk of sitting out the contest, even if the ankle issue isn't deemed serious.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Fayetteville, GA
Age: 20
School: Auburn
Experience: 1