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Friday, March 1, 2013
Hornets' Jason Smith out for season

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps says 7-foot reserve forward/center Jason Smith will miss the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Meanwhile, the Hornets also say rookie forward Anthony Davis will be out for Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons because of a left shoulder sprain that occurred Tuesday night against New Jersey and also sidelined him Wednesday night at Oklahoma City. Davis will be listed as day to day.

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.

He is now slated to have surgery early next week.