Zhaire Smith
Zhaire Smith
19-Year-Old GuardG
Philadelphia 76ers
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Smith spent just one year playing college ball at Texas Tech, though was able to draw scouts attention with his play and athleticism. He finished the year averaging 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks across 28.4 minutes, earning him a selection by the Sixers with the 16th overall pick of the 2018 draft. While he only shot 40 total three-pointers, Smith did knock down 45 percent of them, so he appears to at least have the potential to develop into a better than average deep ball shooter once he ups his attempts. As his aforementioned numbers suggest, Smith also excels on the defensive side of the ball, giving him the potential to become a 3-and-D player for the Sixers down the line. All that said, the 19-year-old suffered a Jones fracture at the start of August and then underwent surgery to repair it. That will sideline for a good chunk of the upcoming season and means Fantasy owners should feel comfortable avoiding him in standard drafts. Keep an eye out for a potential return in the second half of the season, but with the likes of J.J. Redick, T.J. McConnell and Markelle Fultz all seeing time at shooting guard, Smith could still struggle to see significant minutes. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $5.67 million contract with the 76ers in of 2018.
Inactive for Game 2
GPhiladelphia 76ers
April 29, 2019
Smith is inactive for Game 2 against the Raptors on Monday, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
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The Sixers activated Amir Johnson as a precaution after Joel Embiid (illness) missed morning shootaround, so Smith has been handed an inactive designation. He logged four minutes and recorded a steal in Game 1.
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Could see minutes Saturday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
April 27, 2019
Smith could see minutes during Saturday's Game 1 against the Raptors, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Coach Brett Brown called Smith an "incredible athlete" who "isn't afraid of the moment."
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Starting Tuesday
GPhiladelphia 76ers
April 9, 2019
Smith will start Tuesday's game against the Heat, Serena Winter of NBC Sports Philly reports.
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Makes long-awaited NBA debut
GPhiladelphia 76ers
March 26, 2019
Smith made his NBA debut in Monday's 119-98 loss to the Magic, producing three points (1-1 FG, 1-1 3Pt), one rebound and one steal in six minutes.
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Closes G League season well
GPhiladelphia 76ers
March 25, 2019
Smith put up 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 27 minutes Saturday in the G League Delaware Blue Coats' 124-117 win over the Maine Red Claws.
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Returns to G League
GDelaware Blue Coats   G League (76ers)
March 13, 2019
The 76ers assigned Smith to the G League's Delaware Blue Coats on Wednesday.
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