Joe Smith #1 - F/C

  • Age: 39
  • DOB: 1975/07/26
  • POB: Norfolk, VA
  • Height: 6-10 Weight: 225lbs
  • NBA Seasons: 16
  • Drafted by Golden State in 1995 (1/1).

Career Stats

2010-11LA LakersNBA1203.716.7%-100%
2010-11New JerseyNBA436.225%--
2010-11Total NJ/LALNBA1634.318.8%-100%
2008-09Oklahoma CityNBA36319.245.4%50%70.4%
2008-09Total Okl/CleNBA57319.346.8%42.9%72%
2007-08Total Chi/CleNBA773622.447.8%0%75.5%
2006-07Total Den/PhiNBA651123.144.9%0%84.5%
1997-98Golden StateNBA494933.642.9%0%76.9%
1997-98Total GS/PhiNBA795529.743.4%0%77.5%
1996-97Golden StateNBA808038.645.4%26.1%81.4%
1995-96Golden StateNBA828234.445.8%35.7%77.3%

Career Playoff Stats

2010-11LA LakersNBA502.20%--
1996-97Golden StateNBA--------------
1995-96Golden StateNBA--------------

Scouting Report

AssetsA very well-rounded post player who brought a nice mix of athleticism, fundamentals, and effort to scoring, rebounding, and defending on the low block. Also a solid citizen and a good team player.
FlawsNever quite made the most of his supreme athleticism, and didn't shoot for a strong field goal percentage for a big man. Nagging injuries and inconsistency were career-long issues.
Career potentialEnergy post player.

Honours and Awards

1995-96NBA - All-Rookie First Team
1994-95NCAA - Naismith Award (Male Player of the Year)
1994-95NCAA - The Sporting News All-America Second Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2010/12/15Acquired from the New Jersey Nets.
2010/09/10Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Nets.
2010/01/25Missed 1 game (illness).
2010/01/22Illness, day-to-day.
2009/12/29Missed 8 games (thumb injury).
2009/12/10Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2009/08/25Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Atlanta Hawks to a one-year contract.
2009/03/04Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Cavaliers to a one-year contract.
2009/03/01Waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder.
2009/02/04Missed 10 games (sore left knee).
2009/01/12Sore left knee, day-to-day.
2009/01/06Missed 3 games (sprained right knee).
2008/12/29Sprained right knee, day-to-day.
2008/12/10Missed 2 games (thigh injury).
2008/12/08Thigh injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/13Acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
2008/02/21Acquired from the Chicago Bulls.
2008/02/02Missed 2 games (flu).
2008/01/29Flu, day-to-day.
2007/07/17Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Bulls.
2007/04/06Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2007/04/04Personal reasons, inactive list.
2006/12/23Missed 2 games (personal reasons).
2006/12/20Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2006/12/19Acquired from the Denver Nuggets.
2006/12/16Missed 8 games (sprained right ankle).
2006/12/02Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.
2006/08/10Acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks.
2006/02/04Missed 33 games (knee injury).
2005/11/29Knee injury, day-to-day.
2005/11/08Missed 3 games (knee injury).
2005/11/01Knee injury, inactive list.
2005/04/20Missed the last 2 games of the regular season (finger injury).
2005/04/18Finger injury, injured list.
2005/04/13Missed 2 games (finger injury).
2005/04/09Finger injury, day-to-day.
2004/12/31Missed 1 game (groin).
2004/12/29Groin, day-to-day.
2004/12/04Missed 3 games (hip injury).
2004/11/27Hip injury, day-to-day.
2004/03/06Missed 4 games (sprained left ankle).
2004/02/27Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2004/02/07Missed 1 game (lower back contusion).
2004/02/06Lower back contusion, day-to-day.
2003/06/27Acquired from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
2003/04/20Missed the last game of the regular season (knee injury).
2003/04/16Knee injury, day-to-day.
2003/03/04Missed 14 games (sprained right ankle).
2003/02/02Sprained right ankle, day-to-day.
2002/11/19Missed 11 games (groin).
2002/10/28Groin, injured list.
2002/03/28Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2002/03/26Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2002/01/26Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2002/01/25Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2002/01/15Missed 8 games (bruised left calf).
2002/01/02Bruised left calf, day-to-day.
2001/07/30Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Timberwolves.


2010/12/15In a three-team trade, Houston Rockets acquired Terrence Williams from the New Jersey Nets for a 2012 first-round draft pick. New Jersey traded two second-round picks and Joe Smith to the Los Angeles Lakers for Sasha Vujacic and a 2011 first-round draft pick. Houston Rockets traded the rights to Sergei Lishchuk to the Los Angeles Lakers.
2010/09/10Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Nets.
2009/08/14Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Atlanta Hawks.
2009/03/04Signed as a free agent by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
2008/08/13In a three-way trade: Oklahoma City traded Luke Ridnour and Adrian Griffin to the Milwaukee Bucks for Desmond Mason. The Milwaukee Bucks traded Mo Williams to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Damon Jones and Cleveland traded Joe Smith to Oklahoma City.
2008/02/21In a three-team trade: the Chicago Bulls traded Ben Wallace, Joe Smith, a 2009 second-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers and Adrian Griffin to the Seattle SuperSonics. Seattle traded Wally Szczerbiak and Delonte West to Cleveland. The Cavaliers traded Drew Gooden, Larry Hughes, Shannon Brown and Cedric Simmons to Chicago and Donyell Marshall and Ira Newble to Seattle.
2007/07/17Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Chicago Bulls.
2006/12/19Philadelphia 76ers traded Allen Iverson and Ivan McFarlin to the Denver Nuggets for Andre Miller, Joe Smith and two first-round draft picks in 2007.
2006/08/10Milwaukee Bucks traded Joe Smith to the Denver Nuggets for Ruben Patterson.
2003/06/27Minnesota Timberwolves traded Joe Smith and Anthony Peeler to the Milwaukee Bucks for Sam Cassell and Ervin Johnson.
2001/07/30Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
2000/11/20Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Pistons.
1999/01/22Signed as a free agent by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
1998/02/17Philadelphia 76ers traded Jim Jackson and Clarence Weatherspoon to the Golden State Warriors for Joe Smith and Brian Shaw.
1995/06/28Drafted by the Golden State Warriors in the 1st round (1st overall) in 1995.


GP - games played
GS - games started
MIN - minutes played
FG% - field goal percentage
3P% - three point percentage
FT% - free throw percentage
OREB - offensive rebounds
REB - rebounds
AST - assists
STL - steals
BLK - blocks
TO - turnovers
Foul - fouls
PTS - points

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