Hornets Agree to Terms With Jason Smith

Published: December 16, 2011

The New Orleans Hornets have agreed to terms with Jason Smith on a 3-year, 7.5 million dollar dollar contract. Smith spent all of last season with the Hornets, playing 14.3 minutes per game while averaging 4.3 points on 44 percent shooting to go with 3.2 rebounds. He’s expected to see time backing up Carl Landry at power forward and perhaps Okafor and Kaman at center if need be.


  1. JT's Hoops Blog

    December 16, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    With Kaman and Okafur on the rostor. I doubt Smith will get any play time whatsoever.

    • Jason Calmes

      December 16, 2011 at 5:20 pm

      I’m not sure they play forward. I’ll check though.

      • 504ever

        December 16, 2011 at 8:44 pm

        LOL, 42!

  2. cp3xxnewO

    December 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I really like our team. Good frontcourt rotation and good very young wing rotation. Only thing we gotta do is solidify our point guard spot, but that would mean dealing someone valuable unless we can bid for arenas or baron davis or something.

  3. Nick Malone aka yankeesman77

    December 16, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    WOOOOOOOO! 5th forward minutes. 2 minutes a game Smith. Maybe we’ll get to see that sweet mid-range jumper of his once a game!

  4. J

    December 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Butch will be cut he’s nothing but camp talent not gameday talent we need a PG now!!!!

  5. nolahog

    December 16, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Boo-Yah! J-Smith comin’ back! Suck on it, haters!!

  6. CarnbY

    December 16, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    When I saw the headling I thought “as long as it’s not a 3 year contract”… But for $7.5 mill I don’t have a problem with it.
    I think he’s got potential to get at least a little better. Hopefully continuing with the same coaches and trainers will do the trick.

    • carpo

      December 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      hes unathletic, hasn’t got a post game and can’t defend. not so sure of his potential really

  7. ur_gmas_daughter

    December 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Jannero Pargo just got cut how about bringing him back too?

    • ur_gmas_daughter

      December 16, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      ^Sorry that was joke

  8. Trey

    December 16, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    anybody know where to watch the game tonight?

    • Jason Calmes

      December 16, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      No tv. Radio 1061, online at the station’s site, or check hornets site for other affiliates.


    December 16, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I like the re-signing but I would use him as a backup center, his jumper is not consistent because he fell off major last season. If only Dell can see if Houston would take Okafor for Scola and maybe J.Flynn as a backup PG. I tried this trade on espn.com trade machine and it worked.

  10. 504ever

    December 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Great but what we still need a starting PG who is a pure PG that can run half court offense and run the break, and has the ability to pressure the ball on defense. Think Collison, Bledsoe, etc.

    How do we get him? Trade our 1st Round 2012 Draft Pick?

  11. KC NOLA

    December 17, 2011 at 12:41 am

    Good sign, a big man to add to the rotation and he knows the system from last year(key for playing time and short season) We have a nice front court that really mite get us to playoffs if we get good team play.

    PF Landry 6’9″ 250/Okafor 6’10” 255
    C Kaman 7’0″ 255/ Smith 7’0 245

    If the Hornets keep this roster and add a decent PG Nate Robinson or Carlosw Arroylo and add a vet like Michael Redd
    They will have a shot for playoffs.

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