ISH SMITH, POINT GUARD
HT: 6-0 WT: 175 COLLEGE: Wake Forest
AGE: Turns 24 on July 5, 2013.
NBA SEASONS: 2012-13 is his third.
TWITTER HANDLE: @ishsmith
HOW HE CAME TO ORLANDO: Smith signed as a free agent on Feb. 2 last season after being waived by the Golden State Warriors. . . . He was re-signed this summer by the Magic.
SCOUTING REPORT: Smith will battle E’Twaun Moore for the back-up point-guard job behind Jameer Nelson. He actually made a bid for the job after arriving late last season, temporarily beating out Chris Duhon, who has since been dealt to the L.A. Lakers. In 20 games last season, Smith averaged 2.3 points and 1.6 assists. His quickness gives the Magic a change-of-pace player off the bench who can create a shot. He can contribute if he improves his jump shot.
ODDS & ENDS: Ish was inspired to start playing basketball as a toddler after his Dad and sister were in the backyard playing on a toy basketball goal.
-- Brian SchmitzCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun