Ish Smith Celebrity Life
Ish Smith, born on 5th July 1988 in Charlotte County, North Carolina, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards Club of the National Basketball Association. He plays as a point guard. For 6 seasons in the NBA, he played for 9 different teams.
Smith was not selected for the 2010 NBA draft, but then he signed a contract with Houston Rockets on August 23, 2010.
On January 17, 2011, he was sent to the club of the D-League Rio Grande Valley Wipers. On January 24, he was called back but again went to the D-League on February 1.
On February 24, 2011, Smith and Shane Battye were sold to Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Hashim Tabith, Demarre Carroll and a future pick in the 1st round of the draft. Smith appeared on the field 15 times before the Memphis Grizzlies dismissed him from the squad on December 21, 2014.
Golden State Warriors
On December 16, 2011, Smith was signed to the Golden State Warriors. On December 28, he went into the starting lineup to win the match against New York Knicks in place of the injured Stephen Curry and scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Then, on January 13, 2012, he was expelled from the club.
On February 21, 2013, Smith along with defender JJ Redick and striker Gustavo Aion were exchanged at Milwaukee Bucks for defenders Beno Udrih and Doron Lamb and striker Tobias Harris.
On August 29, 2013, Smith and Vyacheslav Kravtsov were exchanged at Phoenix Suns for Caron Butler. On July 15, 2014, he was expelled from the Suns.
Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder
On July 19, 2014, Smith joined the Houston Rockets for the second time in his career. However, he was later expelled from the Rockets on October 27, 2014.
On November 7, 2014, Smith signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder in order to help the team during a period of a large number of injuries. Thunder even had to use the NBA’s exclusive right to be on the roster of 16 players, instead of 15. After the exclusive right ceased to operate, Smith remained in the lineup, replacing Sebastian Telfair.
On February 22, 2015, Smith signed a contract with Philadelphia 76ers. On March 2, 2015, he scored a record for himself with 19 points and 9 assists in the lost match against the Toronto Raptors. The attack of the team from Philadelphia improved significantly after Smith began to play in the starting lineup as a point guard. Nerlens Noel described Smith as the best point guard, with whom he had ever played. On March 11 and April 1, Ish Smith scored 23 points, which is his personal record.
Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans
On September 25, 2015, Smith signed a contract with Washington Wizards. However, he spent only 5 pre-season games for the capital’s club and could not gain a foothold, which forced Washington to abandon him on October 24. On October 26, he joined New Orleans Pelicans and made his debut the next day in the first match of the season against Golden State Warriors, gaining 17 points and making 9 assists, but this did not help the club win.
Return to Philadelphia
On December 24, 2015, Ish Smith was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for two draft picks in the second round. Smith immediately became the club's main point guard. In his first game, after returning to Philadelphia, he scored 14 points and helped the club gain just a second victory of the season by defeating the Phoenix Suns.
On January 9, 2016, he scored 28 points in 33 minutes in a game against Toronto (12 hits out of 22), setting a personal performance record in the NBA. On January 18, in a match against New York, Smith scored 16 points in 44 minutes, made 16 assists and 7 rebounds. In the first 15 matches (all in the starting lineup) for Philadelphia in the 2015-16 season, Smith scored an average of 16.1 points in 31.1 minutes (40.2% of hits per game), made 8.2 assists and 1, 4 interceptions with 2.8 losses. In these 15 matches, 76ers won 6 victories, and in 31 matches before Smith came, only one.
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