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 collected 15 points (7-14 FG, 1-3 3Pt), six assists and four rebounds across 28 minutes in Thursday's 115-98 win over the Magic.
Smith has spelled Reggie Jackson on the Pistons, and has certainly been doing enough to warrant more consideration going forward. He played more minutes than the starter Jackson did Thursday night and wildly outproduced him, shooting 50 percent and handing out six dimes. Smith should see plenty of run on a team making the playoff push looking to keep guys fresh or find guys who are hot right now.
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.
Smith posted 19 points (8-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, five assists and a steal in 26 minutes Wednesday against the Timberwolves.
Smith was electric Wednesday, shooting 80 percent form the field and recording a plus-28 net rating. He played nearly seven more minutes than starter Reggie Jackson and outscored jackson by 13 points. That said, Smith's big performance was likely the result of the Pistons being up big early and facing a soft Minnesota defense. While he's capable of a solid line, he's too inconsistent to be viable in standard leagues at this point.
Smith 22 points (8-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT), nine assists, two rebounds and a steal across 25 minutes in the Pistons' win over the Heat on Saturday.
Smith led his team in scoring while producing his highest point total of the season. It's likely that his scoring outburst is a one-off, as Smith's season averages across most categories have been moderately productive at best.
Smith (rest) recorded 11 points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds and two assists in 18 minutes Friday against New York.
Smith was held out of Tuesday's game against the Knicks for rest purposes, but he returned to action Friday. The Wake Forest product has been unimpressive from a scoring perspective of late, although injuries have prevented him from seeing consistent playing time so far this season. Through three games in February, Smith is averaging just 4.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 assist.
Smith (rest) is probable for Friday's game against New York.
After getting Tuesday off for rest purposes, Smith is expected to take the court Friday night. He's been battling a groin injury of late that's caused him to miss six of his team's last 11 matchups, but he appears to have returned to health. Assuming Smith is cleared to play, he'll resume his role as the backup point guard behind Reggie Jackson.
Smith (rest) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Knicks.
Smith has played in each of the last two games after returning from a seven-game absence, but the Pistons will hold him out Tuesday for load management purposes. In his absence, expect Jose Calderon and Langston Galloway to pick up backup point guard minutes behind Reggie Jackson.
Smith (groin) posted six points (2-4 FG, 2-2 3Pt) and two assists across 12 minutes Saturday in the Pistons' 111-101 loss to the Clippers.
After missing the previous six games, Smith was eased back into the rotation with a more limited role than he's typically held as the team's backup point guard. Rather than as the result of any hard minutes restrictions, Smith's meager usage off the bench may have had more to do with starter Reggie Jackson (29 points on 11-for-22 shooting from the field and seven assists) turning in what was probably his best game of the season. Expect Jackson's minutes to sit around the high 20s to low 30s in most games moving forward, with Smith acting as the team's floor general whenever the former is getting breathers on the bench.
Smith (groin) is available for Saturday's game against the Clippers, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
A groin injury has kept Smith out over the past six games, but the backup point guard will be able to take the court Saturday. His return will likely mean fewer minutes for Jose Calderon, Bruce Brown and/or Langston Galloway.
Smith (groin) could return to the lineup Saturday, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Coach Dwayne Casey stated that Smith, who has missed the last six games, has a chance to return either Saturday against the Clippers or Monday versus the Nuggets. The veteran guard has played in only three games since Dec. 7 due to hampering right groin soreness.
Smith (groin) is listed as out for Thursday's game against the Mavericks.
This will be Smith's sixth consecutive absence while he continues to nurse a right groin injury. Reports from earlier in the week indicated that Smith is expected to return to the floor at some point this week, which would leave Saturday's home game against the Clippers as the last opportunity for the point guard to do so.
Smith (groin) is out for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.
While Smith is closing in on a return to action, he's slated to miss his fifth straight contest due to a right groin injury. There's a better chance that he takes the court later in the week, either Thursday against Dallas or Saturday against the Clippers.
Smith (groin) is expected to return to the court this week, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Smith was able to play through the groin issue earlier in the season but has recently had trouble fighting off the pain. The hope is he'll be back this week, but it's unclear as whether he'll be available for Tuesday's game against Milwaukee. We should have a better indication of where he stands as Tuesday inches closer.
Smith (groin) is listed as out for Friday's game against the Mavericks.
Smith came into Friday with a doubtful tag, so his absence comes as no surprise. This will be Smith's fourth straight absence whilehe continues to nurse a groin injury. Jose Calderon will continue operating as the backup point guard behind Reggie Jackson in Smith's absence.
Smith (groin) is doubtful for Friday's game against Dallas.
Smith has missed three straight games with a groin injury, and he doesn't appear much closer to returning after being slapped with a doubtful designation. Assuming he fails to play Friday, his next chance to return will come Tuesday against the Bucks.
Smith (groin) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Pelicans, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
This is no surprise, as Smith came into the game doubtful with a groin injury that's caused him to miss the past two games. His absence should cause for Jose Calderon to see a larger role. Smith's next opportunity to play will be Friday against Dallas, and he should be considered questionable for that contest at this time.
|Last 7 Games|
|Complete Game Log|
| 8 || 9 || 10 || 11 || 12 || 13 || 14
| 15 || 16 || 17 || 18 || 19 || 20 || 21
|Career Shooting Stats|
|More Postseason Stats|
|College Career Shooting Stats|
|More College Stats|