They’ll get their chance – because Rondo is hurt.
Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:
Since the Pelicans worked out Smith in the offseason, they added Tony Allen and Dante Cunningham to shore up their massive hole at small forward. So, New Orleans doesn’t necessarily plan to use Smith at that position (or at all). This could work out.
But Smith is 31, a year removed from playing in the NBA and even more from playing well. There are reasons he was available.