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Joshua Smith
C - 6'10, 305lbs - 30 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Signed in Japan - Signed with Toyama Grouses
  • Birthdate: 05/14/1992
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2015
  • Pre-draft team: Georgetown
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Unknown
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
17th September, 2015NBASigned an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Houston.
24th October, 2015NBAWaived by Houston.
2nd November, 2015D-LeagueDesignated as an allocated player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
31st October, 2016D-LeagueDesignated as a returning player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
17th May, 2017PhilippinesSigned for the remainder of the Commissioner's Cup with Talk'N'Text Tropang Texters.
21st August, 2017JapanSigned a one year contract with Kyoto Hannarz.
Career Moves
2010 - 2012UCLA (NCAA)
2012 - 2015Georgetown (NCAA)
July 2015Miami Heat (Summer League)
September 2015 - October 2015Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2015 - June 2016Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
July 2016Milwaukee Bucks (Summer League)
October 2016 - May 2017Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
Articles about Joshua Smith

March 17, 2011

After last season's horror show (in purely relative terms), UCLA have bounced back slightly to make the tournament this season. This has been helped by a decent summer of additions, highlighted by McDonald's All-American Joshua Smith (who is pretty much the opposite of Josh Smith). Joshua Smith has probably had a few too many McDonalds All-Americans in his time, for he's about 50lbs overweight. The bulk has its advantage; the man can't be moved from the spot once he's got it, and rebounding position is as easy for Smith to obtain as a Macedonian passport is for any speedy mid-major American guard with a fine handle, looking for a lengthy European basketball career. Smith is also surprisingly effective in pick-and-roll situations, and can make some shots around the basket, although the considerable mobility issues make him a fairly hopeless defender. (Smith often comes off the bench for fellow freshman Anthony Stover, who averages less than 1 and 2 on the season - for some reason, UCLA aren't able to start playing their best players until Stover has committed a foul, at which point he can be subbed out for those who will impact the game. This seems like an unspoken ritual that they could do away with.)

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