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Josh Smith • #5 • C
Status:Unrestricted free agent
Ht/Wt:6'9", 225 lbs.
Born:Dec 5, 1985 (30 yrs) in College Park, GA
From:Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Experience:12 years
Drafted:Drafted by Atlanta in 2004 (1/17).
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Scouting Report
Assets: A supreme athlete for a big man: can out-run most guards and out-jump most forwards. When focused he works hard at both ends, and will log a high number of blocks and steals. A good passer for his size. Tough to match up against due to his size, explosiveness, dexterity, and lefty shot.
Flaws: Not a good free-throw shooter at all and is streaky in general; needs work on focus and consistency. Sometimes picks the big play over the efficient one. Occasionally loses composure when things aren't going well, and has had run-ins with coaches.
Career Potential: Inconsistent, aging star forward / center, with unique tools.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA All-Rookie Second Team 2004-05
NBA All-Defensive Second Team 2009-10
NBA Slam Dunk Championship Winner 2004-05
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