Wizards To Sign Jason Smith

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports

The Wizards and unrestricted free agent Jason Smith have agreed to a deal, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports (via Twitter). It will be a three-year, $16MM pact, J. Michael of CSNMidAtlantic.com tweets. Smith has a player option for the final season, Michael adds.

The 30-year-old big man spent the 2015/16 campaign with the Magic, appearing in 76 games and averaging 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 15.5 minutes per outing. Smith’s shooting line on the year was .485/.250/.806.

In Smith, Washington adds a big man capable of stretching the floor with his shooting when he’s on, though the former No. 20 overall pick (2007, Miami) only owns a career mark of .293 from beyond the arc. His most successful campaign from deep was the 2014/15 season when he nailed 35.7% of his threes for the Knicks. But Smith is certainly a solid addition as a role-player, with Smith set to compete against Andrew Nicholson and Drew Gooden for minutes off the bench next season.

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7 thoughts on “Wizards To Sign Jason Smith

  1. monroekfv

    Best wishes to J Smooth from a Magic fan. Dude was a class act this season and can be a great second team pick and pop weapon when his shot is on.

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  2. conner1400

    really like the moves by the wizards this season, should be very interesting to watch

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  3. jomar_18

    That was a great move tbh , i love when he gets his shot going ..

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  4. eggy

    The Wizards are probably my sleeper in the east with a healthy wall and beal and gortat back to normal Morris and porter with a bench of mahinmini Burke outbreak Nicholson satoransky and drew goodness they can be surprisingly competitive

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