Josh Smith

Josh Smith (HOU) – “J-Smoove”

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Forward: 6’9, 225 lbs; 12th year, Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) | Career: 15.1 points/game, 7.7 rebounds/game, 3.2 assists/game, 46% FG

Coming out of HS in 2004, Josh Smith was viewed as a potential franchise player; 12 years later, Smith is an effective, multi-faceted forward without a single All-Star appearance; very inconsistent J – a classic, “no, no, no…yes!” shooter; fits better next to other playmakers and finishers due to his passing ability; BACK with the Rockets…could be the missing piece

DOG Status: Salty DOG


NBA Role: playmaking, hybrid forward

Signature Shot: the level of disrepect = 10, lefty hook