"It was a very frustrating process," Smith said. "I saw all the injuries happen all across the league. It happens every year. You're just waiting for a chance and fortunately I got one here. I couldn't ask for a better situation. I know I said I was frustrated at home, but being in this situation now with a team that's tied for first place, ready to go to the playoffs. If I can step in and help, I'm more than willing to do so."