His defensive problems are being over-blown. Here's this video, but it's in French(I'll translate a few). I don't agree with all of this, but I think it's more reflective of his potential on that end. Should add, it goes through his strengths and weaknesses too. Great breakdown, the best I've found on his defense. Athleticism: Excellent Defensive Effort: Average/good Discipline and fundamentals: Average Pick and Roll: Excellent Isolation: Excellent Help defense: Average Steals? on defense: Very good Potential: Very good Isolations: Smith posses great lateral quickness. He can contain penetration Activeness: Sometimes Smith shows high intensity. He takes good defensive stance and puts pressure 1 on 1. ok.. too much French for one day. But I think you can get an idea just from watching the defensive clips together.