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Biography

Background

2013-14 SEASON:
Appeared in 77 games (76 starts) in his first season in Detroit, averaged 16.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.8 blocks in 35.5 minutes ... Recorded a season-high six blocks vs. Chicago (3/5)… Scored season-high 32 points vs. Dallas (2/22)…Tied a season-high eight assists vs. Denver (2/8)…Became only the third player in NBA history to record at least 22 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and four steals in a regular-season game (Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, twice, and Hakeem Olajuwon) at Philadelphia (1/10)…Recorded season-high 19 rebounds and tied a season-high five steals vs. L.A. Lakers (11/29).

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13 (Atlanta): Appeared in 76 games (all starts) averaging 17.5 points (.465 FG, .303 3FG, .517 FT), 8.4 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals in 35.3 minutes per game…Scored 10-plus points 69 times, 20-plus points 26 times and 30-plus points four times…Recorded 29 double-doubles…Among NBA League Leaders, ranked 23rd in scoring (17.5 ppg), 18th in rebounds (8.4 rpg), 36th in assists (4.2 apg), ninth in blocks (1.8 bpg), 36th in steals (1.2 spg) and 19th in double-doubles (29)…Scored a season-high 32 points at Boston (3/8)…Grabbed season-high 16 rebounds vs. Milwaukee (3/20)…Dished out season-high nine assists vs. Miami (2/20)…Blocked season-high six shots at Cleveland (1/9)…Tied his career-high 15 FGM (15-24) and scored 30 points to go with 13 rebounds and eight assists at Charlotte (1/23)…Tied career-high four 3FG twice [at Miami (12/10) and at Dallas (2/11)]…Was the only player in the NBA this season to average at least 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.0 blocks…Scored his 10,000th career point at Denver (3/4)…Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from 12/3 – 12/9.

2011-12 (Atlanta): Appeared in 66 games (all starts) averaging career-high 18.8 points, career-high 9.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.4 steals in 35.3 minutes…Scored 20-plus points 29 times and 30-plus points eight times…Among NBA league leaders, ranked T18th in scoring (18.8 ppg), T12th in rebounds (9.6 rpg), T31st in assists (3.9 apg), 9th in blocks (1.7 bpg) and 20th in steals (1.4 spg)…Was the only player in the NBA to rank in the top-40 in scoring, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals...Recorded 28 double-doubles… Scored 20-or-more in seven straight games (3/2-3/13), the longest stretch of his career…Scored a season- best 34 points at Philadelphia (3/31)…Recorded 30 points (season-high tying 14-26 FGs), 18 rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block at Milwaukee (3/27)…Notched 32 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and three blocks vs. Cleveland (3/21)...Tallied 24 points, a season-high tying 19 rebounds, four assists and three blocks vs. Milwaukee (3/2)…Posted 23 points, season-high tying 19 rebounds (career-high 18 defensive), five assists and three blocks at Orlando (2/10)…Blocked a season-high seven shots vs. Philadelphia (2/4)…Scored 30 points (season-high tying 14-22 FGs) vs. Charlotte (1/12) to go with 13 rebounds, three assists and one steal…Scored his 9,000th career point vs. New York (4/22)…Finished the season ranked 13th among all active NBA players in career blocks (1,304).

2010-11 (Atlanta): Appeared in 77 games (all starts) averaging 16.5 points (.477 FG, .331 3FG, .725 FT), 8.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.3 steals in 34.3 minutes…Led the team in scoring 20 times, in rebounds 34 times and in assists 15 times…Scored 20-plus points 26 times and 30-plus twice…Recorded 31 double-doubles and one triple-double…Among NBA league leaders, ranked 35th in scoring (16.5 ppg), 18th in rebounds (8.5 rpg), 15th in blocks (1.6 bpg) and 24th in steals (1.3 spg)…Scored a career-high 34 points (14-16 FG) vs. New Jersey (12/7) becoming the first Hawk to score that many points on that high of a FG% (87.5) in over 55 years (Hall-of-Famer Bob Pettit scored 34 points (12-13 FGs) on 3/14/55)…Recorded the third triple-double of his career at Toronto (11/28) with 12 points, 13 rebounds and season-high 10 assists to go with three steals and two blocks…Grabbed season-high 18 rebounds at Cleveland (3/27)…Recorded season-high five steals vs. Dallas (11/20)…Scored his 7,000th career point vs. Cleveland (12/22), grabbed his 4,000th career rebound at Denver (2/28), dished out his 1,500th career assist at Dallas (1/29) and played in his 500th career game at Miami (1/18)… Missed five games due to a sprained right knee.

2009-10 (Atlanta): Saw action in 81 games and averaged 15.7 points (.505 FG), 8.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.1 blocks and 1.6 steals in 34.5 minutes…Led the team in scoring 15 times, in rebounds 30 times and in assists 26 times…Scored 20-plus points 19 times and recorded 27 double-doubles and one triple double…Among NBA league leaders, ranked 18th in rebounds (8.7 rpg), third in blocks (2.1 bpg), third in total blocks (173) and 11th in steals (1.6 spg)…Was the only player in the league to average at least 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists…Was the shortest player in the top-12 in blocks per game (2.1) and the tallest player in the top-12 for steals (1.6 spg)…Scored a season-high 29 points vs. Golden State (3/5)…Dished out a career-high 11 assists to go with 18 points vs. Detroit (3/13)…Scored 17 points and grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds at Chicago (3/1)…Recorded 18 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and career-high seven steals vs. Dallas (2/26)…Recorded his second career triple-double with 18 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Chicago (2/5)…Became the youngest player in NBA history to record 1,000 career blocks at Oklahoma City (2/2) at 24 years and 59 days old…Recorded his 1,000th career assist vs. Indiana (10/28), his 3,000th career rebound at Denver (12/23) and his 6,000th career point vs. Chicago (2/5).

2008-09 (Atlanta): Played in 69 games (all starts) and averaged 15.6 points (.492 FG, .299 3FG, .588 FT), 7.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.4 steals in 35.1 minutes…Scored 10-plus points 57 times, 20-plus points 17 times and 30-plus points twice…Recorded 20 double- doubles…Among NBA league leaders, ranked 13th in blocks (1.6 bpg) and T29th in FG% (.492)…Scored season-high 33 points (13-15 FG, 3-3 3FG, 4-4 FT) at Philadelphia (3/31)…Grabbed season-high 15 rebounds vs. L.A. Clippers (2/7)…Scored his 5,000th career point vs. Portland (3/15)…Missed 12 games with a left ankle sprain and one game due to personal reasons.

2007-08 (Atlanta): In 81 games (all starts), averaged 17.2 points (.457 FG, .710 FT), 8.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.8 blocks and 1.5 steals in 35.5 minutes…Among NBA league leaders, ranked 26th in rebounds (8.2 rpg), second in blocks (2.8 bpg) and 16th in steals (1.5 spg)…Scored 10-plus points 43 times, 20-plus points 22 times and 30-plus points five times…Grabbed 10-plus rebounds 21 times and led the team in scoring 18 times, in rebounds 26 times and in assists 14 times…Recorded 19 double-doubles and his first career triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists at Denver (1/23)…Scored a career-high 38 points at Milwaukee (11/17) and grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds vs. Houston (3/12)…Scored 35 points and connected on a career-high 15 field goals vs. Washington (1/11)…Finished the season with a streak of 32 consecutive games with at least one blocked shot after having a consecutive streak of 76 games with at least one block (eighth best in NBA history) snapped vs. Miami (12/19)…Blocked a season-high nine shots vs. Philadelphia (2/4) and tied the franchise record for blocks in a quarter (6) and in a half (8)…His 227 blocks marked the ninth-best in Atlanta Hawks history…Finished sixth in voting for the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and was named the Lou Hudson Award winner, which honors the team’s Most Improved Player, for the third consecutive season.

2006-07 (Atlanta): Played in 72 games (all starts) averaging 16.4 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.9 blocks and 1.4 steals in 36.8 minutes…Scored 20-plus points 27 times…Led the team in scoring 19 times, in rebounds 35 times and in assists 15 times…Recorded a team-high 32 double-doubles…Among NBA league leaders, ranked second in blocks (2.9 bpg) and 19th in steals (1.4 spg)…Scored a career-high 32 points vs. Minnesota (3/10)… Became the youngest player in NBA history (21 years, 88 days) to reach the 500 career blocks plateau…Raised his scoring average every month of the season finishing with 21.1 points per game in April.

2005-06 (Atlanta): Saw action in 80 games (73 starts) and averaged 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.6 blocks in 32.0 minutes…Scored 10-plus points 41 times and grabbed 10-plus rebounds 17 times…Recorded 11 double-doubles… Finished second in the NBA in total blocks (208) and fourth in blocks per game (2.6)…Became the fourth Hawk (Dikembe Mutombo, Theo Ratliff and Tree Rollins) to record 200-plus blocks in a single season…Scored career-high 28 points at Milwaukee (4/15)…Tied a career-high 15 rebounds to go with 17 points, seven assists, three blocks and two steals vs. Minnesota (4/5)…Presented with the Hawks’ inaugural Lou Hudson Award… Missed two games due to NBA suspension.

2004-05 (Atlanta): In 74 games (59 starts) averaged 9.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.0 blocks in 27.7 minutes…As a starter, averaged 10.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.2 blocks…Recorded 10 double-doubles which ranked fourth among rookies…Ranked 12th in the NBA in blocks (2.2 bpg) which was best among rookies…Among rookie league leaders, finished eighth in scoring (9.7 ppg), third in rebounds (6.9 rpg), T12th in assists (1.7 apg) and 10th in steals (0.8 spg)…Scored season-high 21 points at New York (4/17) and grabbed season-high 15 rebounds at Toronto (3/11)…Blocked a career and NBA season-high 10 shots at Dallas (12/18) becoming the youngest player in league history to record that feat and the third player in NBA history to block 10 or more shots without committing a personal foul…Tallied 12 points, six rebounds, two assists and one block in the 2005 got milk? Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Denver… Named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected by Atlanta in the first round (#17 overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft ...Signed as free agent with Detroit (7/10/13).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER:
Smith transferred to Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA) for his senior season, after attending McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA for three years…Originally committed to play at Indiana University before declaring for the NBA Draft…Named a 2004 McDonald’s All-American and played in the McDonald’s High School All-America game…Named to the PARADE All-America Team and was selected to the 2004 USA Men’s Junior National Select Team…Excelled in several postseason all-star games, including the EA Sports Roundball Classic (15 points) and the Nike Hoop Summit (27 points), where he was named the MVP after leading the USA Select Team to a 99-79 win over the World Select squad…As a senior (2003-04) at Oak Hill, Smith set a single-season school record for most points scored with 980…He was a finalist for the 2004 Naismith Award, leading the team to a 38-0 mark and a No. 1 national ranking…Averaged 25.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.0 blocks and 3.0 steals, shooting 61 percent from the field and 70 percent from the charity stripe…In his junior season (2002- 03), averaged 20.6 points, 11.6 rebounds, 6.0 blocks and 4.0 assists…Was named MVP of the ABCD Camp in the summer of 2003…Tallied 19.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a sophomore (2001-02)…Smith was a two-time All-State selection at McEachern.

PERSONAL:
Josh Smith was born December 5, 1985 in College Park, GA…Son of Paulette and Pete Smith...He and his wife Alexandria have a daughter, Genesis, and two sons, Josh and Jett...Has a brother, Walter and three sisters: Phebe, Kasola and Shanti...Phebe was a star player at Columbus State University, where she was named Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010...Nickname is “J-Smoove”...Enjoyed watching Michael Jordan...Awarded the 2010 Jason Collier Memorial Trophy for his work in the community...Received the Academic Award at Oak Hill for the highest grade-point average maintained during the 2003-04 season...Interested in getting into sports broadcasting when his playing days are over, Smith took a step in that direction during the ‘06 Playoffs when he was selected by NBA TV to serve as a correspondent during the New Jersey-Indiana first round series... Wears size 14 basketball shoe, and has been featured nationally in several commercials for adidas...Has twice hosted and served a Thanksgiving meal for 200 women and children from My Sister’s House (Atlanta, GA)...Joined three teammates in visiting the Metro Regional Youth Detention Center in 2011, offering encouragement and advice to incarcerated young men...Took a group of kids from Positive Growth, Inc. to a “Secret Santa” event at Dave & Buster’s in 2011...In 2010, paid the living expenses for the family of slain McEachern HS student Rajaan Bennett for six months...His favorite movie is Four Brothers, and his favorite actor and actress is Denzel Washington and Halle Berry...Loves eating fried tilapia and yellow rice ... His favorite TV show is Family Guy.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 225 lbs./ 102.1 kg
Born: December 05, 1985
From: Oak Hill Academy (VA)
Draft: 1st Round (17th pick) 2004 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2004
Years Pro: 10
Previous Teams:
  Detroit Pistons 2013 - 2014
  Atlanta Hawks 2004 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA)/USA

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