Last Game
Thu, Feb 22
vs Detroit Pistons (8-47)
  • Gainbridge Fieldhouse
115
Final
129

Eastern Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
36-18 8-2 L1
35-21 3-7 L2
32-25 5-5 W2
26-30 5-5 L2
8-47 3-7 L4

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 18.1 10.8 63.2 5.6 1.0

Top Jalen Smith News

  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Available for Thursday

    Smith (back) will be available to play Thursday against the Pistons, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Smith missed Indiana's final three games heading into the All-Star break with a back issue, but he's since recovered and should return to his usual reserve role Thursday evening. However, with 12 games on the slate, Smith isn't the most attractive fantasy option.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Iffy against Detroit

    Smith (back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game versus the Pistons.

    Smith is in danger of missing his fourth straight contest while dealing with low back spasms. If Smith is ruled out against Detroit, Isaiah Jackson will likely continue to receive increased playing time.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Headed for third straight absence

    Smith (back) is listed as out for Wednesday's game in Toronto.

    The Pacers will hold Smith out for a third straight game due to low back spasms and afford him an extended recovery with the All-Star break on tap following the team's trip to Toronto. Expect Isaiah Jackson to serve as starting center Myles Turner's primary backup in Smith's absence Wednesday.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Out again

    Smith (back) is out for Monday's game against the Hornets.

    Smith will miss a second consecutive game due to back spasms. His next chance to suit up will come Wednesday against the Raptors.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Ruled out Saturday

    Smith (back) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Knicks, Tony East of SI.com reports.

    Smith has been nursing a back injury in recent days, and he'll get a breather against New York. His next chance to feature will come against the Hornets on Monday.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Questionable for Saturday

    Smith (back) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Knicks.

    Smith departed Thursday's game against the Warriors due to back spasms, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to suit up two days later. He's appeared in the Pacers' last three matchups and has averaged 11.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Leaves early with back injury

    Smith won't return to Thursday's game against the Warriors due to back spasms. He finished with 14 points (6-6 FG, 2-2 3Pt), five rebounds and one steal in 13 minutes.

    Smith has battled back spasms at various points this season and should be considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Knicks until the Pacers provide another update. If Smith isn't available Saturday, Isaiah Jackson would likely step in as the primary backup to starting center Myles Turner.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Available for Thursday's game

    Smith (back) is available for Thursday's game against the Warriors.

    Smith continues to deal with back spasms, but he'll be able to suit up for a third consecutive game Thursday. Over his last two appearances, he's averaged 9.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in 18.5 minutes per game.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Nabs another questionable tag

    Smith (back) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game versus the Warriors.

    Smith has been upgraded from questionable to available for each of Indiana's last two contests despite dealing with lingering back spasms. If the 23-year-old big man is ruled out, Isaiah Jackson and Myles Turner will likely receive increased playing time.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Good to go Tuesday

    Smith (back) is active for Tuesday's game against Houston.

    Smith has dealt with nagging back spasms throughout the past week, but he has been cleared for action Tuesday. He slots into a fully healthy Pacers frontcourt. Smith is averaging 12.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in 21.7 minutes across his last three appearances.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Iffy for Tuesday

    Smith (back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

    Smith continues to deal with back spasms, but he's been great over the last two weeks when available. He's appeared in five of the last six games (one start), averaging 13.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 23.0 minutes during that stretch. If he sits out Tuesday, Isaiah Jackson would be a candidate for extra minutes behind Myles Turner.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Good to go

    Smith (back) is available for Sunday's game against the Hornets, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.

    Smith missed Friday's loss to Sacramento, which was the second night of a back-to-back set, due to back spasms, but he'll return to action Monday. Smith has been productive when available recently, averaging 14.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 23.8 minutes over his last four appearances (one start).

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Officially questionable for Sunday

    Smith (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Hornets.

    Smith was held out of Friday night's matchup with the Kings due to back spasms, and his availability remains in question with Sunday approaching. He'll likely test his back in shootaround and warmups before the team announces another update on his status.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Ruled out Friday

    Smith (back) will not play in Friday's game against the Kings.

    Smith has been playing through lingering back issues, but the Pacers will give him the night off. He should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Hornets. With Myles Turner (ankle) also out, Isaiah Jackson will draw the start at center.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Impressive off bench in loss

    Smith accumulated 20 points (9-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 0-1 FT), nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals across 24 minutes during Thursday's 109-105 loss to New York.

    Smith has dealt with back spasms recently but didn't seem hindered Thursday, as he came close to a double-double off the bench and finished as one of Indiana's top performers in a close loss. Smith is prone to having solid games, but his bench role, and the fact Pascal Siakam and Myles Turner are the frontcourt starters, limits Smith's upside.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Iffy for Friday

    Smith (back) is questionable for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Smith continues to deal with low back spasms, but he's been able to play through the issue recently. However, it's unclear whether he'll be available for the second half of a back-to-back set Friday. Over his last four appearances, he's averaged 14.8 points and 8.3 rebounds in 23.8 minutes per game.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Will play Thursday

    Smith (back) is available to play Thursday against the Knicks, Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star reports.

    Smith powered through the back issue Tuesday and logged his usual workload off the bench, finishing with seven points, four rebounds and two assists across 21 minutes in a loss to the Celtics. It sounds as if he'll try to power through once again, but his bench role certainly limits his upside in most formats.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Questionable for Thursday

    Smith (back) is questionable to play Thursday against the Knicks.

    Smith powered through the back issue Tuesday and logged his usual minutes off the bench, but it's still giving him some discomfort, and he'll likely want to test it at shootaround. If he's not able to give it a go, that would open up some minutes for Obi Toppin.

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  • Pacers' Jalen Smith: Good to go Tuesday

    Smith (back) is available for Tuesday's game versus the Celtics.

    Smith has been upgraded from questionable to available Tuesday despite dealing with back spasms. However, the return of Myles Turner will send Smith back to the bench.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-9, 215 lbs
Birthplace: Portsmouth, VA
Age: 23
School: Maryland
Experience: 3