Re: Jason Smith cleared to play with no limitations
Smith was a rookie and he played in a small conference in college, so it's tough to gage where he will be after missing a year with a torn ACL, but he's never been a very good shot blocker, rebounder, or defensive player. Hopefully he'll develop those skills with age. He doesn't have the athleticism to be a great shot blocker, but he could develop into a decent rebounder and defensive player. The question is not whether he will do it, but how long it will take him. Considering that Sammy has his head in his culo and that Speights has some of the same weaknesses as Smith in terms of rebounding and defense, it would be nice if one of those guys pleasantly surprised us.