Trans. Mar 3 12:28 ET (Mar 3 12:28 ET ) COMMENTARY | When the New Orleans Hornets announced that Jason Smith would miss the rest of the 2012-13 season with a torn labrum, the team became even thinner in the frontcourt. Not surprisingly, the Hornets have signed a F/C to replace Smith on the roster. Former Georgetown Hoya Henry Sims is the newest Hornet on what has been a surprisingly stable roster this season in New Orleans.
COMMENTARY | The inevitability of 2012-13 being a lost season for the New Orleans Hornets in terms of wins and losses continued on Friday, February 28 with the news that the team is shutting down injured F/C Jason Smith. The Hornets' athletic reserve has been playing with a torn labrum for most of the season.
New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps says 7-foot reserve forward and center Jason Smith will miss the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He is slated to have surgery early next week.
The Scoop:Smith has played in 51 games this season, averaging 8.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in a little more than 17 minutes per game. He's shot 49 percent (167-for-341), giving him the third-best shooting percentage on the club.