G - WAS
Ish Smith came off the bench to play 31 minutes and produced 11 points (5-13 FG, 1-2 FT) along with eight assists, three rebounds, one steal, two blocks, and five turnovers in a win over the Celtics on Thursday.
Surprisingly, Smith ranked 15th in assists per game in the Bubble at 6.1, ahead of several other starting point guards such as Kyle Lowry, Mike Conley, and Jamal Murray. More impressively, Smith only received one start in eight games in Orlando, and still performed well - to the tune of 14.1 points, 6.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 27.2 minutes per game. Smith continued to struggle from the field (42.6%) but certainly did enough to earn the backup point guard role with the Wizards next season.
Ish Smith filled the stat sheet in his second start of the bubble, scoring 18 points (7-16, 2-2 FT) and dished out a team-high 10 assists, to go along with six rebounds, four steals, and two three-pointers across 32 minutes in a loss to the Pelicans on Friday night.
Smith continues to outplay Shabazz Napier at point-guard, as Napier only saw 19 minutes of action in tonight's loss. Smith looked to be entrenched as the starter and did a bit of everything, achieving his first double-double this year. Smith is on a tear, and it'd be wise to give him a shot in all DFS formats, as with averages of 14.6 points, 6.4 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 steal, and 1.2 three's in 27.8 minutes per game across five games in Orlando.
Ish Smith produced 12 points (5-14 FG, 0-1 3PT, 2-2 FT) along with six assists, five rebounds and a block across 30 minutes in the Wizards' 107-98 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
While it wasn't a perfect outing by any means, Smith produced an all around decent outing with his six assists and five rebounds to go with double-digit points. So far in the restart the 32-year old veteran is averaging 12.6 points along with five assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.
Ish Smith put up 17 points (5-13 FG, 2-5 3PT), two rebounds, and four assists over 21 minutes of play.
Smith entered the starting lineup after coming off the bench in the first two games of the NBA reboot. It remains to be seen if the Wizards will continue to tinker with the lineup, but Smith may be more productive leading the second unit.
Ish Smith will get the start at point guard against the Pacers in Monday's matchup.
Starting point guard Shabazz Napier is not on Monday's injury report, but after back-to-back mediocre performances to kick off the bubble games (17 points in two games), the Wizards will lean on veteran point guard Smith to generate some offense. Smith has only started 19 games this season but should be a solid DFS target for Monday's matchup.