March 19, 2013
Jabari Smith - Cannot be traced.
April 25, 2010
- Jabari Smith
J-Smoove spent the 2004-05 season with the Nets, taking quite a lot of fallaway 18 footers for a top heavy New Jersey team that gave 2,900 minutes to the elusive Travis Best/Jacque Vaughn two headed monster. But then it gets tricky. In January 2006, Jabari Smith played in Turkey for two weeks; in 2006/07, he didn't play at all. Smith spent part of the 2007-08 season in Iran (which must have been a tough gig for an American citizen at the time), and played in Puerto Rico last summer, but the post-NBA work has been neither easy to get nor easy for me to find.
This season, Smith started with a tryout in Syria with Al Jeleppo, but soon left. (As an aside, Al Jeleppo tried out a lot of ex-NBA players this season, and last week settled upon Andre Brown.) He then signed in Mexico in February to play the last few games of the LNBP season, and averaged 7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 21 minutes per game for Pioneros de Quintana Roo. As was somewhat predictable considering his earlier predilection for 18 footers, Smith is now a three point shooter, taking 48 of them for Roo as opposed to only 29 two pointers. He shot 46% from downtown.