The Pelicans will add Smith after being granted an extra roster spot via the injury-hardship exception. New Orleans qualified for the exception because four players have missed at least three consecutive games.
The Vertical first reported news of the deal.
The move comes a day after star Anthony Davis left the team’s loss in Portland with a knee injury in the first quarter. An MRI taken Tuesday night on the knee came back negative.
For his career, Smith has averaged 14.6 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.