Ish Smith

Ishmael Smith (DET) – “Ish” nike

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(Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


DET Point Guard: 6’0, 175 lbs; 8th year, Wake Forest

NBA Role: speedy playmaker • Star UnderDOG

A fleet-footed, past-first PG, Ish Smith has been all over the map since beginning his career in 2010 – Detroit is his 10TH TEAM in 7 years; like a speedy kick returner who can break a game wide open, Smith’s (Barry Allen) burners are second to none – perhaps the fastest guard in the league, Ish can get by anyone; sometimes too quick for his own good, can struggle w/ turnovers; it goes a little something like this: you wish Ish would swish (more)to complement his drive & kick – as quick as he is (solid floater, can loft lob passes to streaking bigs in transition), Ish has games where defenders dare him to shoot/launch a tough pass over the top; improving long-range shooter – SVG will keep him on the court as much as possible if he can approach 36% from outside; Star UnderDOG – one of the league’s top backups

*career 30%-er from downtown

Signature Move: crossover, driving lay-up

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 75


Couple DOG Facts:

Photo Shape Editor:

  • Career: 6.5 points/game, 3.7 assists/game, 41% FG
  • On his 10th team in 7 seasons
  • Avg. career-high 14.7 points/game (2015-16 w/ PHI)
  • Top 5 name