Sixers Rookie Zhaire Smith to Finish G-League Season
Sixers first-round pick Zhaire Smith has yet to appear in a NBA game this season, and might play at all this season with the team.
Meeting the media before the Sixers match-up with the Warriors, Smith said he will likely finish the season in the G-League, playing for the Delaware Blue Coats, but gave no real indication that he would appear in any NBA games this season.
While Sixers head coach Brett Brown said he "hoped so" when asked if he thought Smith would play for the team, he did not commit to having Smith play for the Sixers this season.
Smith had surgery on his foot in August and then had another surgery in late-September due to an food-related allergic reaction and lost a lot of weight, but said tonight that he now weighs more then he has ever weighed (206) in his life.
In his first career G League game on Friday night, Smith posted two points (1-4 fg, 0-1 3fg), three rebounds and two assists in 15 minutes for the Blue Coats.
Smith was acquired in a draft night deal for Mikal Bridges and a future first-round pick, that was used in the deal to acquire Tobias Harris.