Coach Scott Brooks said Jason Smith (sprained right shoulder) will not play Friday vs. the Pistons, and that Kelly Oubre would be inserted into the starting lineup.
Smith injured the shoulder in the season opener on Wednesday and was unable to return. Fortunately, the MRI revealed no structural damage and he was listed day-to-day, but he's not yet ready to return. Otto Porter is going to shift over to power forward to replace Smith, while Oubre starts at small forward. Oubre played 33 minutes off the bench on Wednesday and should log over 30 minutes again on Friday.