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.
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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The rookie missed most of the season while working back from a preseason injury, but he made his season debut on Mar. 25 and has played double-digit minutes in three of the last four contests. Tuesday will mark Smith's first NBA start, as he'll get the nod at shooting guard in place of J.J. Redick (back).
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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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Available to debut Tuesday
GDelaware Blue Coats   G League (76ers)
March 12, 2019
Smith (illness) has been called up from the G League and will be available for Tuesday's game against the Cavaliers, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Making pro debut Friday
GDelaware Blue Coats   G League (76ers)
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February 27, 2019
Smith will be assigned to the G League's Delaware Blue Coats and is expected to play in the affiliate's game Friday versus the Maine Red Claws, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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