|Date of Birth||3/2/1986|
|Height, Weight||7'0", 240 lbs|
|Drafted||2007 - Rd 1|
Smith was waived by the Pelicans on Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
In order to make room for the signing of Christian Wood, Smith was let go. He played a minimal role with the Pelicans, and it's possible he goes the remainder of the season without finding a new home.
Smith managed eight points (2-5 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), one rebound, and one assist in 14 minutes during Friday's 122-110 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Smith made his second straight appearance, as Anthony Davis (rest) was sidelined for this one while Jahlil Okafor earned just 12 minutes as the starting center and Cheick Diallo played only 15 minutes off the bench. Assuming Davis is back in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Suns, Smith could potentially find himself squeezed out of the rotation once again.
Smith had zero points (0-4 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and three rebounds in six minutes during Tuesday's 130-113 loss to the Bucks.
Smith couldn't find the bottom of the net, though he wasn't shy to say the least. This was actually his first appearance since being acquired by the Pelicans prior to the trade deadline despite the fact that he has been healthy since Feb. 8. In view of this, Smith can be left on waiver wires across all formats.