Smith (knee) will not play in Sunday's finale against the Heat.
Left knee soreness will end up keeping Smith out for the final 19 games of the season. Smith ends his fourth year in the league with averages of 6.7 points, 3.3 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 18.3 minutes.
Smith (knee) doesn't have a timetable for a return, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Left knee soreness has prevented Smith from playing in the past nine games. Without a timetable for a return, it seems possible that Smith has played his last game this season.
Smith (knee) won't play Monday against Atlanta.
Smith continues to be sidelined due to left knee soreness. His next chance to return will be Thursday against the Mavericks.
Smith (knee) is out Saturday against the Pacers.
Smith remains hindered by left knee soreness. It's not clear when he may return.
Smith (knee) is out Thursday against the Spurs, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.
Smith continues to be sidelined due to left knee soreness. His next chance to play is Saturday against the Pacers.
Smith (knee) is out for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks.
As expected, Smith won't play Wednesday as he continues to deal with left knee soreness. Cory Joseph should handle most of the point guard duties for the Pistons as long as Smith and Killian Hayes (rest) are sidelined.
Smith (knee) is doubtful for Wednesday's contest against the Mavericks.
Smith has missed the past five games and will likely miss another Wednesday. His next chance to return, assuming he doesn't play against the Mavericks, is Thursday against the Spurs.
Smith (knee) will not play Monday against the Cavs.
This will be the fifth straight absence for Smith, who continues to deal with soreness in his left knee. The former lottery pick is missing out on a major opportunity, as he'd likely be handed an opportunity at the starting job down the stretch, if he were healthy. Whenever he does return, Smith will battle with Saben Lee, Frank Jackson and Killian Hayes for minutes.
Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Wizards.
Smith will miss a fourth consecutive game Saturday as he continues to deal with left knee soreness. With Killian Hayes getting a rest day, Cory Joseph and Saben Lee could see increased run at point guard for the Pistons.
Smith (knee) will not play Friday against the Thunder.
A sore knee will keep Smith sidelined for a third straight game, and with Cory Joseph (ankle) and Wayne Ellington (rest) also out, the path should be clear for Saben Lee and Frank Jackson to handle increased minutes in the backcourt.
Smith (knee) is out Wednesday against the Clippers.
Smith will miss a second consecutive contest due to left knee inflammation. In his absence, Killian Hayes, Cory Joseph and Saben Lee could all see more playing time.
Smith (knee) is unavailable for Sunday's game against the Clippers, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
Smith served as a starter for each of the past two games, but he'll be held out Sunday due to left knee inflammation. Wayne Ellington will enter the starting lineup in his place Sunday while Cory Joseph serves as the starting point guard.
Smith is questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers due to left knee inflammation.
Smith had rejoined the starting lineup for each of the past two games and averaged 23.0 minutes per contest during that time. However, he apparently sustained a knee injury that puts his status for Sunday's matchup in jeopardy. If Smith is held out, Cory Joseph and Saben Lee should see significant run with Killian Hayes (hip) also unavailable.
Smith will start Thursday's game against the Kings, James Ham of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Smith was inserted into the starting lineup, replacing Saben Lee, after he had been in and out of the rotation lately. Smith had averaged 15.6 minutes per game in his last five appearances. In his last five starts for the Pistons, Smith averaged 11.4 points on 42.6 percent shooting, 5.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.6 triples per game.
Smith has made one appearance in the Pistons' three games since he was cleared to return from back soreness, playing 12 minutes in a 125-81 loss to the Knicks on Saturday.
Smith failed to leave the bench in the other two contests in a coach's decision, and that could start to become a common theme for the 23-year-old now that rookie first-round pick Killian Hayes is back in action after a prolonged absence due to a hip strain. Hayes will sit out Tuesday in Denver for the second half of the back-to-back set, but Smith could still find himself behind Saben Lee and Cory Joseph in the pecking order at point guard.
Smith (back) will come off the bench Thursday against the Wizards, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.
Thursday marks Smith's fourth appearance in a row off the bench. He might have lost his starting spot permanently to Saben Lee.
Smith (back) is available for Thursday's game against the Wizards, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.
After four missed games, Smith will be back in the fold. He saw between 15 and 19 minutes in his three games prior to suffering the back injury.
Smith (back) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Wizards.
Smith has missed four straight games, but he may be able to return Thursday. If he does, it's possible he'll be on a minutes limit.
Smith (back) will not play Wednesday against Portland, Jamie Hudson of NBC Sports Northwest reports.
Smith will be on the sidelines for the fourth game in a row due to soreness in his back. Saben Lee will likely be in line for another start at point guard.
Smith (back) won't play Monday against the Raptors.
Smith has been dealing with back soreness that will keep him sidelined for a third straight game. Cory Joseph, Saben Lee and Frank Jackson should see increased run for the Pistons once again Monday.
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