|Jan. 18 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST0:33 UAE (+1)21:3315:33 ET2:33 PM CT18:33 - 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.
Analysis: 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 straight entering Saturday night's home game against Golden State. New Orleans is also without leading scorer Ryan Anderson, who has a herniated disk, and starting point guard Jrue Holiday, who has a stress fracture in his right shin. Meanwhile, it is not clear if guard Tyreke Evans is ready to return from a left ankle sprain against the Warriors.
|Dec. 31 9:23 PM PT10:23 PM MT11:23 PM CT12:23 AM ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST9:23 UAE06:230:23 ET11:23 PM CT3:23 - Smith returned Tuesday and had eight points and four boards for the Pels.
Analysis: Smith was out with a left shoulder injury.
|Dec. 23 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET4:24 GMT12:24 9:24 PM MST11:24 PM EST8:24 UAE05:2423:24 ET10:24 PM CT2:24 - Smith ended a three-game absence in Saturday's 107-98 loss to Houston.
Analysis: Smith, who had been dealing with a knee injury, had 10 points and four rebounds in his 15 minutes off the bench.
|Dec. 11 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET3:34 GMT11:34 8:34 PM MST10:34 PM EST7:34 UAE (+1)04:3422:34 ET9:34 PM CT1:34 - Smith enjoyed a dominant fantasy night for the New Orleans Pelicans in a 111-106 OT victory over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Smith finished with 22 points and 16 boards. He is heating up on the glass with a whopping 51 rebounds in his last four games so nab him while he is eating glass at a prolific rate.