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March 17, 2019, 7:13 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith was excellent in Sunday's home victory over the Raptors, turning in eight points, five rebounds, eight assists and three steals in 24 minutes of action.
Smith's speed was a game-changer in this one and he consistently blew by Raptors on the perimeter and opened up passing and driving lanes for his teammates. There was one possession in the second half where he darted in for two offensive rebounds that ultimately resulted in a 3-pointer, and he came through for deep-league fantasy owners with a nice line. Reggie Jackson still did work despite the even split of minutes, posting 20 points, four assists, two threes and a steal on 5-of-10 from the field and 8-of-9 at the line.
March 15, 2019, 5:33 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson (ankle sprain) will start on Friday vs. the Lakers.
X-rays came back negative so Jackson will assume his regular spot in the starting lineup. Ish Smith looses a lot of luster as a DFS play with this news.
Source: James Edwards on Twitter
March 8, 2019, 10:36 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson stayed hot in Friday’s win over the Bulls, hitting 10-of-18 from the field for 21 points, one 3, two dimes and a steal.
Hopefully, Jackson will be able to keep up the superb shooting when the H2H playoffs start for many leagues next week. Ish Smith continued his strong play as well, notching seven points, seven rebounds, six assists and two blocks in the win. Smith has had top-100 value in 9-cat over his last six games.
March 6, 2019, 10:58 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith shined for the Pistons on Wednesday, delivering 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting with five rebounds, five assists, one trey and one steal in 27 minutes.
Smith has been limited to producing low-end value prior to this night, so best take a wait-and-see approach for now. Reggie Jackson has been playing well, at least prior to tonight's dud where he tallied six points, one rebound, five assists and triple.
February 23, 2019, 10:43 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith delivered a pleasant surprise performance on Saturday against the Heat with 22 points (8-of-9 shooting), two rebounds, nine assists, one 3-pointer and one steal in 25 minutes.
He's the first Pistons reserve to drop 22-plus points and nine-plus dimes since Will Bynum on December 28, 2012. Ish led the second unit as the Pistons outscored Miami 34-17 in the second quarter. We'd like to see him do something similar before recommending an add at this point. Reggie Jackson had 13 points (4-of-10 shooting) with one rebound and two assists in 23 minutes.
February 22, 2019, 10:32 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson had his way with the Hawks, scoring 32 points (three 3s) and adding eight assists, five rebounds and two steals in Friday’s win.
Jackson has been bringing back top-50 value in 9-cat over his last five games which is loads better than the top-130 he has on the season. he won’t be this good going forward but any bit extra helps. Ish Smith had 10 points, a trey and four assists in 16 minutes but he won’t face the Hawks every game.
February 8, 2019, 10:04 pmReggie Jackson - G - Detroit Pistons
Reggie Jackson had a solid game in Friday’s win over the Knicks, scoring 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting and adding four treys, six assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.
Jackson stayed hot from the field and his 51.1 percent from the field (combined with a minuscule 0.8 turnovers) over the last two weeks has given him top-20 value in 9-cat, a huge boost over the top-135 he’s been getting on the season. He’ll regress so enjoy it while the getting’s good. Ish Smith added 11 points, a three and two assists in 18 minutes but isn’t an add considering all the depth in Detroit.
February 7, 2019, 6:12 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith is probable for Friday after sitting out Tuesday's game for load management.
Smith suffered a groin tear and then a subsequent right adductor injury, so the Pistons figure to take it easy on him the rest of the way. Neither he nor Reggie Jackson was moved at the deadline, so the status quo holds for fantasy owners here.
February 5, 2019, 1:51 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith (load management) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Knicks.
Smith has been hampered by groin injuries over the past couple of months and returned from a six-game absence on Saturday, so the Pistons will take things easy on their backup. Jose Calderon is the main beneficiary here.
February 2, 2019, 8:46 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith (adductor) returned from a six-game absence in Saturday's loss to the Clippers and quietly put up six points, two assists and two triples in 12 minutes.
Reggie Jackson has been balling lately, so it may take a while for Smith to ping on deep league radars. Keep an eye on him on the wire for now.
February 2, 2019, 3:30 pmIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith (right adductor) will return from a six-game absence on Saturday against the Clippers.
Smith has missed 25 of the last 28, as he sustained his latest groin injury just three games after returning from an adductor tear. His return will push Jose Calderon to the edge of the rotation and Smith can be viewed as an assists specialist in deeper formats.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
February 2, 2019, 10:24 amIsh Smith - G - Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith (right adductor) is listed as questionable against the Clippers on Saturday.
Smith is nearing a return but has missed the last six games and 25 of the last 28. Jose Calderon will continue seeing the backup minutes as long as Smith is out but neither player is relevant in fantasy hoops.
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