Jason Smith is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Washington Wizards of the NBA. He plays as a Power forward/Centre. He has averaged 6.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game till the end of 2017-2018 NBA season. Smith attended Platte Valley High School in Kersey, Colorado. He won state player of the year twice and was named in All-Colorado team in both his junior and senior year. He attended Colorado State University in 2004–05 and was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year.
Smith was drafted by the Miami Heat as the 20th pick but was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers for Daequan Cook on draft night in 2007. He played a total of 76 games in his rookie year but missed entire of the 2008-09 season because of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear during training camp in Las Vegas. He returned back to court for the 2009-10 season and played 56 games for 76ers.
On September 23, 2010, Jason was traded, along with Willie Green, to the New Orleans Hornets(now New Orleans Pelicans ) in exchange for rookie Craig Brackins and Darius Songaila. He scored a career-high 26 points in a 99-90 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on April 7, 2012. During the 2012-13 season, Smith missed 31 games due to a right labrum injury. During 2013-14 season his injury woes continued as his season was over in January because of a knee problem.
On July 18, 2014, Jason Smith signed a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the New York Knicks. A year later he was again a free agent and signed for the Orlando Magic On July 14, 2015. On July 7, 2016, Smith agreed to a three-year, $16 million contract with the Washington Wizards.