He's shooting 39.1 percent from the field, 24.3 percent from three-point range and 46.8 percent from the free-throw line, all career-lows.
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A separate report said the Houston was telling Smith he would be starter.• NBA Christmas Day preview: Rivalries headline five-game slate The Rockets are currently starting Donatas Motiejunas at power forward alongside center Dwight Howard.Smith was once viewed as an elite athlete who could pass and defend well, but he has drawn criticism for his shot selection in recent years.Over 28 games this season, Smith has averaged 13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists.Josh Smith has committed to sign with the Houston Rockets, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Wojnarowski noted that Houston has pursued Smith over the last two years and that Smith has been interested in trying to land in Houston.
Wojnarowski reported Monday that the Rockets were "emerging as the strongest suitor" to sign Smith.