Greg Smith (born January 8, 1991 in Vallejo, California) was obtained by the Dallas Mavericks in a trade with the Chicago Bulls, in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragicevic.
Smith earned All-State honors as a senior at Westwind Prep in Phoenix averaging 26 points and 14.4 rebounds per game.
He chose to attend Fresno State University and began his collegiate career by averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds. He was selected Freshman All-American by collegeinsider.com and was named Freshman-of-the-year in the Western Athletic Conference. He was also selected to the conference's All-Newcomer team.
As a sophomore, Smith saw his numbers rise in every category. He posted averages of 11.7 points and 8.1 rebounds and was named All-Second team WAC. With that success, the 6'10 forward elected to forego his final two years of college and declared himself eligible for the 2011 NBA Draft.
Undrafted, he began his career with Soles de Mexicali of the Mexican professional league. He left after only 27 games when he was offered a 10-day contract by the Houston Rockets. Upon completion of that contract he joined the Rio Grande Vipers of the NBA Development League.
Bouncing between Rio Grande and the Rockets (where he saw his first eight games of NBA action) for the rest of the year, Smith still managed to be named an NBA D-League All-Star, the league's All-Rookie First Team and the All-NBA D-League First Team.
That performance earned Smith an invitation to join the Rockets' 2012 Las Vegas Summer League team and he made the 2012-2013 Houston team, seeing action in 70 games (including ten starts) and averaging 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds.
He was again part of Houston's Summer League team in 2013 and began the 2013-2014 campaign with high hopes. However, two right knee injuries limited him to only 11 games and he was released near the end of the season. He was picked up by the Chicago Bulls but didn't see any game action in the few games remaining that year.
The Bulls traded Smith to Dallas on July 14, 2014 in exchange for the rights to Tadija Dragicevic. Smith was ecstatic about the trade as his mother, uncle and grandparents all live in Dallas.
In his one season with the Mavs, Smith played in 42 games (2 starts) and averaged 1.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 8.6 minutes,
During the summer of 2015 he joined the Atlanta Hawks NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas in attempt to earn an invitation to spring training.