Blazers guard Nolan Smith has been diagnosed with a partial tear in his patella tendon, ending his 2012-13 season.
Nolan Smith expects to leave the Blazers as a free agent this summer, possibly for the Bulls, Hawks or Thunder.
Blazers GM Neil Olshey said that if he knew this summer how competitive his team would be this season, he "would have made a bigger investment in the bench."
The Blazers recalled Nolan Smith and Will Barton from the D-League.
Nolan Smith and Will Barton are expected to rejoin the Blazers before Thursday's game against the Heat.
Nolan Smith has been assigned to the Blazer's D-League affiliate.
Nolan Smith (upper respiratory infection) will return to the lineup Wednesday.
Nolan Smith (upper respiratory infection) will not play on Saturday.
Nolan Smith (illness) did not participate in shootaround on Thursday.
Nolan Smith (illness) missed his second straight practice Wednesday.
Nolan Smith sat out Tuesday's practice due to illness.
Nolan Smith, Joel Freeland, Will Barton and Victor Claver could all see time in the D-League.
Nolan Smith will be inactive for Friday's game against the Rockets.
Nolan Smith (knee) logged 10 minutes off Portland's bench on Thursday, scoring two points with two rebounds and two assists.