F - PHO
Jalen Smith (ankle) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.
Smith has been sidelined for over a week due to a left ankle sprain. Smith's fantasy impact when he returns won't merit him a roster spot.
Rookie center Jalen Smith (ankle) will not play in Friday night's contest against the Nuggets due to a left ankle sprain.
Smith isn't exactly on the minds of the majority of fantasy managers but injuries will continue to limit his ability to make his mark in the NBA. He's only appeared in two games this season with an average of two points to show for it. He'll have to wait until he's healthy to reverse the trend.
Suns forward Jalen Smith (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Pelicans.
Smith played four minutes against the Kings before injuring his ankle and being replaced by Frank Kaminsky. With Smith's expected absence we could see Kaminsky once again logging 15 to 20 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday.
The Phoenix Suns have selected F Jalen Smith with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
Nicknamed “Stix” when he joined the Terrapins in 2018, Smith put on over 25 lbs in his two seasons at Maryland, and thus took on the nickname “Logs” from head coach Mark Turgeon. Smith’s game really matured between his freshman and sophomore season. As a sophomore, he averaged 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game. He also developed a much more efficient three-point shot, going from shooting 27% his freshman season, to 37% his sophomore season. The 6-foot-10 F/C is highly versatile, can get up and down the court and stretch the floor on offense. He’ll fit very nicely alongside C DeAndre Ayton and joins a team that is very much on the up and up.
Maryland sophomore forward Jalen Smith has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft.
Smith, a 6’10” forward from Baltimore, was named as an AP Third Team All-American this past season as a sophomore for Mark Turgeon’s Terps, averaging 15.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in 31.3 minutes per game. Between his freshman and sophomore year, Smith worked tirelessly on his three point shot, and it showed, as he increased his 3PT shooting percentage from 26.8% to 36.8%. He also put on a lot of muscle throughout his two years at Maryland and really started to come into his own towards the end of his sophomore season. He’s a highly-touted NBA prospect with a ton of upside given his ability to protect the rim on defense and his ability to stretch a defense on the other end of the floor by stepping out and hitting a three. He’s currently projected to go anywhere between the mid-first round to the mid-second round.