The Washington Wizards agreed to terms on a two-year, $12 million contract with free agent point guard Ish Smith on Monday. Here are five things to know about the newest Wizard...
1. Smith is a 6-foot point guard known for his speed who turns 31 this week. Last year with the Detroit Pistons he averaged 8.9 points, 3.6 assists and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 41.9 percent from the field.
2. He spent about six weeks with the Wizards back in 2015. They signed him in September for training camp and the preseason, but by late October he was waived. Since, Smith has carved out a career as a rotation mainstay with stints playing for the Thunder, Sixers, Pelicans and Pistons.
3. Before the Wizards, he played for the Rockets, Grizzlies, Warriors, Magic, Bucks and Suns. So, the Wizards will be his 11th NBA team if he appears with them in the regular season. That would be only one off from the NBA record of 12 (Tony Massenburg, Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson and Joe Smith).
4. Smith is a bit of a liability as a shooter. His career three-point percentage is only 30.6 percent. Last year he shot 32.6 percent on 2.4 attempts per game. The Wizards need to add some outside shooting this offseason and he won't help that cause.
5. He starred at Wake Forest before joining the NBA ranks undrafted in 2010. In college, he played alongside future NBA players Al-Farouq Aminu, Jeff Teague and James Johnson.
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