Contact Us

Pelicans Center Jason Smith Out For Season

Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images

New Orleans Pelicans starting center Jason Smith will miss the remainder of the season as he recovers from knee surgery, according to a report from John Reid of nola.com.

Smith had surgery on his knee last week to remove loose cartilage in his right knee. He had hoped to come back later this season, saying as much after his surgery. However, the 7 footer will have to wait until next season before he checks into a game.

Smith joins starting point guard Jrue Holiday (out indefinitely with a fractured tibia), and leading scorer Ryan Anderson (out indefinitely with herniated disc) on the Pelicans injury list. Without key players, New Orleans has managed to win 4 of their last 6 games, thanks in large part to Anthony Davis.

Smith suited up in 31 games this season, but had not played since January 18th. He ends the season with an average of 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. As the longest tenured Pelican, Smith was voted team ambassador by his teammates during training camp.

Best of ESPN 1420

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://espn1420.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Locker Room quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The Locker Room contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.