Josh Smith

Forgoing college to enter the NBA Draft, Josh Smith was drafted 17th overall in 2004 by the Atlanta Hawks.

Smith spent the first decade of his pro career with the ATL, and the forward would be known mostly for his defensive skill and dunking ability.  In 2009-10, he would be named to the Second Team All-Defensive Team, and two years later, he led the NBA in Defensive Win Shares.  Smith also finished second in Blocks per Game and was in the top five on two other occasions.  He finished his career with Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles (Clippers), and New Orleans.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: College Park, Georgia, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Power Forward, Small Forward
  • Played For: Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers
  • Drafted: 1st Round, 17th Overall in 2004
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Defensive Second Team (2010)

    All-Rookie Second Team (2005)

    Most Defensive Win Shares (2012)

    NBA Champion (None)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Minutes Played (1) (2011-12)

    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goals (1) (2011-12)

    Top Ten Finishes: Field Goal Attempts (1) (2011-12)

    Top Ten Finishes: Defensive Rebounds (1) (2011-12)

    Top Ten Finishes: Steals (1) (2009-10)

    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks (4) (2005-06. 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10 & 2011-12)

    Top Ten Finishes: Points (1) (2011-12)

    Top Ten Finishes: Blocks per Game (6) (2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2011-12 & 2012-13)

    Top Ten Finishes: Box Plus/Minus (1) (2009-10)

    Top Ten Finishes: VORP (2) (2009-10 & 2011-12)
  • Notable All-time Rankings: 28. Blocks per Game: 4.5
    29. Blocks: 1,713
    66. Defensive Box Plus/Minus: 1.5
    86. Defensive Win Shares: 42.3

Should Josh Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 16.7%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 66.7%
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