JASON SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Spurs' Green back; Pelicans' Smith out for season

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says swingman Danny Green is returning from his broken left hand Monday night against the Pelicans, while New Orleans has learned that sidelined center Jason Smith won't be back this season. Green, returning from a 10-game absence, has played in 37 games this season, averaging 7.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists. Green is starting...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelcians' center Jason Smith to undergo surgery on Wednesday

The New Orleans Pelicans lost to the Golden State Warriors on Saturday by the score of 97-87. Although it was their eighth consecutive loss, point guard Tyreke Evans returned form injury and scored 14 points, in 31 minutes.  Just when the New Orleans' Pelicans receive some good news on the injury front, they receive more bad news.  Hours before the game, the team announced...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans C Smith out indefinitely with knee injury

The New Orleans Pelicans say center Jason Smith is out indefinitely with a right knee injury. The club says an MRI has revealed cartilage damage in the knee. The 7-foot Smith has played in 31 games and has started 27 times. He's averaging 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1 block in 26.8 minutes per game. The injury is only the latest setback for the Pelicans, who'd lost seven...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Smith will be out indefinitely

The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that center Jason Smith will be out indefinitely with a right knee injury. An MRI revealed Smith suffered cartilage damage in his right knee. More details will be released as they become available. In 31 games (27 starts) this season, Smith is averaging 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 26.8 minutes per game. The 7’0” center...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Smith Suffers Cartilage Damage In Knee, Out Indefinitely

Jason Smith will be out indefinitely with a right knee injury, the New Orleans Pelicans announced on Saturday. An MRI revealed that Smith has suffered cartilage damage in his right knee. Smith is averaging 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 31 games this season.
Via RealGM
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Smith participates in contact for the first time since shoulder surgery

When the New Orleans Pelicans players used to pair off in teams for pickup games last month forward/center Jason Smith could only watch because he hadn’t been cleared yet for contact work after requiring surgery on his right shoulder in April. But during Tuesday’s opening day of training camp at the Pelicans’ new practice facility Smith was back to his old self. Instead of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Jason Smith hoping to be cleared by training camp

When New Orleans Pelicans big man Jason Smith underwent season-ending surgery to repair his injured right shoulder last season, the expectation was that he would be ready to go for the start of the 2013-14 campaign. However, Smith continues to rehab from injury, and he’s yet to be medically cleared to participate in contact work. Smith told John Reid of NOLA.com that all he can...
Via NBA Injury News
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Smith Hoping To Be Cleared For Contact In Camp

Jason Smith says he does not feel pain in the surgically repaired right shoulder that forced him to miss the final 24 games of last season, but he has not been cleared yet for contact drills. Smith hopes to be cleared for contact just before the New Orleans Pelicans' training camp opens on Oct. 1. "That's best guess right now because you never know if things will flare...
Via RealGM
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss
CAUGHT HIM HIGH

Matt Barnes delivers elbow to Jason Smith

The Clippers brought in Matt Barnes to give the team a little extra toughness on both ends of the floor. He plays with an edge in a way that not many players do. His pure intensity can motivate the rest of his team, and I’m sure a lot of guys like to play with Barnes on their side. That being said, he can cross the line a little bit sometimes between edgy and dirty. This shot below...
Via Pass The Pill
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Jason Smith ejected for body checking Blake Griffin to the floor (Video)

During the fourth quarter of last night's NBA game in New Orleans, Hornets forward Jason Smith found a way to stop Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin from dunking on him on a fast break: Smith body-checked Griffin to the floor like a hockey player. Smith was given a flagrant level 2 foul by the officials, which resulted in an automatic ejection from the game....
Via Holdout Sports
March 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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