October 25, 2017, 4:47 pm
Former Hawks, Pistons and Rockets forward Josh Smith plans to sign with the Pelicans according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
The Pelicans intend to sign Smith under the injury hardship exception. While Anthony Davis (knee) isn’t expected to miss extended time, Smith provides the Pelicans with a stop-gap while he regains full health. Smith is potentially a deep league option but only in the short-term.