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Jason Smith
Jason Smith
Position: C
Born: 03/02/86
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
With standout center Nikola Vucevic out nursing a strained right groin, Smith started against Golden State and the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday and Tuesday. On Friday, Magic head coach Scott Skiles moved Smith – Orlando’s most consistent and productive reserve all season – back into a sixth man role. Smith delivered in a big way, scoring 16 points, grabbing seven rebounds, blocking three shots and swiping two steals in Orlando’s 107-100 whipping of the DeMarcus Cousins-less Kings. “I just try to be a spark off the bench,’’ said Smith, who made six of nine shots and created driving lanes for the Magic with his ability to stretch out the defense. “(Coming off the bench), I can get a feel for the game and how (the opponent) is going to play and how we’re playing on defense. I can see what’s working and what’s not working and I can get an idea of what we need to do.’’