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  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (groin tightness) has been ruled out for Saturday's game.

    Smith only lasted two minutes in Friday's game and despite the questionable tag. It was hard to imagine him playing in this one. Luke Kennard could be in for another good game.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (groin) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Kings.

    Smith left Friday's game after playing just two minutes and it wouldn't seem likely that he goes after that type of experience. It's another reason why Luke Kennard could be in for a nice game in this one.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith experienced tightness in his adductor (groin) and left Friday’s game for good with zero stats in two minutes.

    The Pistons are not calling this a re-injury of the right adductor tear that kept him out most of the season and it appears they’re being cautious considering Smith just returned to action this past week.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith returned to action on Monday and scored eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with a 3-pointer, a rebound, two assists, a steal and a block.

    Smith missed 19 consecutive games, last playing on December 5th and immediately stepped into his role as backup point guard and logged 19 minutes. He was a low-end play at best before his injury and nothing changes now that he's joining a healthy Pistons squad. Reggie Jackson (11 points, 5-for-15 shooting with three rebounds, four assists and two steals) isn't an appealing play either due to his stat set.

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    The Pistons will get some depth back on Monday, with Ish Smith (right adductor tear) being available and without a minutes limit.

    This was a pleasant upgrade from probable for Smith. He should resume his backup PG role and deliver some dimes and points for teams in 18-team leagues or deeper.

    Source: Detroit Bad Boys on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (right adductor tear) is probable for Monday's game and went through morning shootaround.

    Smith was questionable to play on the weekend and it sounds like he'll be back out there tonight. Expect to see less of Langston Galloway and Jose Calderon going forward, and Smith will be a nice option for Dwane Casey to turn to if Reggie Jackson struggles. Fantasy value is unlikely but Smith's an option for assists in deeper leagues.

    Source: Vince Ellis on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (right adductor tear) is inactive against the Clippers on Saturday.

    Smith is out for the 19th straight but should be considered probable against the Jazz on Monday. Either way, he will not be a factor in fantasy while backing up Reggie Jackson.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Coach Dwane Casey said that he does not expect Ish Smith (right adductor tear) to play on Saturday because there was no morning shootaround.

    Casey said that Smith is still a game-time decision but we are going to move him into the doubtful category. He has been out for a little over a month and even if he does return, he does not expect to make a fantasy impact as he is slowly eased in as Reggie Jackson's backup.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (right groin tear) is listed as questionable for Saturday’s game.

    Reggie Jackson’s been healthy so Smith just hasn’t had the opportunity to get many counting stats, and that was before missing the last month with the groin tear. He should be left on the wires in most formats.

    Source: NBA.com

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (right adductor tear) is being listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Kings.

    Smith was 'upgraded' from out to doubtful on Wednesday, which is at least a good sign. He's set to be evaluated next week and deep league players can give him a look when he does return.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (torn adductor) is now being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game.

    Smith is unlikely to play tonight but a return could be on the horizon for Detroit's backup point guard. He's been sidelined since early December and deep-league players can consider him an add for assists when he does get back on the floor.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (torn adductor) will not play on Wednesday but is reportedly making good progress.

    Smith has been out for over a month now, and his return should help a struggling Pistons team. A backup point guard won't save the season or anything but it will help prop up the second unit if nothing. Smith's eventual return will eat into the minutes of Jose Calderon, Langston Galloway and Luke Kennard.

    Source: James Edwards III on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Dwane Casey said that Ish Smith is still rehabbing and that he will be reevaluated next week.

    The Pistons have lost three straight while they won just four games in December and continue to be plagued with injuries, so any help would be welcome. Smith is averaging 9.2 points and 3.0 assists for the season while Jose Calderon has filled in behind starting point guard Reggie Jackson during his absence.

    Source: Rod Beard on Twitter

  • Ish Smith - G - Detroit Pistons

    Ish Smith (torn adductor) will rehab and be monitored over the next two-to-three weeks.

    Smith was still drawing trade interest as of two weeks ago, so the Pistons will likely keep his updates coming often to help boost his trade value. Jose Calderon and Luke Kennard will continue to see added minutes with Smith out.

    Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter