Ish Smith Wizards

Wizards sign Ish Smith


The Wizards have signed Ish Smith to a two-year, $12 million deal to make him the starting point guard while John Wall recovers from two recent ankle surgeries.

Smith, 31 when the season begins, spent the past three seasons with the Detroit Pistons and played in 56 games behind starting point guard Reggie Bullock.

Last season put up his worst season as a Piston while seeing the least amount of minutes per game in his tenure with the Pistons. In 56 games Smith averaged 8.9 points per game and 3.6 assists per game while only shooting at a 41.9% clip.

Throughout his Pistons tenure Smith played a total of 219 games and averaged 9.8 points per game and 4.5 assists per game and shot at a 45.3% clip.

Wall is expected to be back in February at the earliest but could sit out the entire season.

Smith will take over the starting point guard role from Tomas Satoransky after the Wizards completed a sign-and-trade with the Bulls.

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