April 10, 2017, 8:57 pm
Ish Smith shot 7-of-14 to finish with 16 points, nine assists and a block in 32 minutes of Monday’s loss to the Wizards.
Smith is the only true point guard left on the roster with Beno Udrih injured and unable to be waived, so he had unfettered access to touches tonight. We’ll see if he plays in game 82 but you’ve got to fire him up if he’s out there. Smith has also made a strong case that he helps the team more than incumbent starter Reggie Jackson so we’ll see what offseason moves Detroit makes before making any claims about his value next year. He’s certainly got mid-round potential if the minutes are there for him.