Zhaire Smith
Zhaire Smith
19-Year-Old GuardG
Philadelphia 76ers
Out
Injury Foot
Est. Return 2/10/2019
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.
Expected to play this season
GPhiladelphia 76ers
Foot
December 22, 2018
Smith (foot/illness) is expected to play this season, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Smith, in regards to his Jones fracture, was expected to return in December. However, he was forced to undergo a thoracoscopy in late September due to an allergic reaction to a food product. He's been in recovery since. A timetable has not been provided, but general manager Elton Brand expects the rookie to make his NBA debut sometime this year.
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Undergoes thoracoscopy
GDelaware Blue Coats   G League (76ers)
Foot
September 27, 2018
Smith (foot) underwent a successful thoracoscopy Wednesday and is currently recovering, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
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Cleared for weight-bearing activities
GDelaware Blue Coats   G League (76ers)
Foot
September 21, 2018
Smith (foot) has been cleared for full weight-bearing activities, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
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Targeting return in December
GDelaware Blue Coats   G League (76ers)
Foot
September 18, 2018
Smith (foot) is targeting a return at the end of December, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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Undergoes successful surgery
GDelaware Blue Coats   G League (76ers)
Foot
August 10, 2018
Smith (foot) underwent surgery Friday to address a Jones fracture in his left foot.
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Suffers Jones fracture
GDelaware Blue Coats   G League (76ers)
Foot
August 7, 2018
Smith has been diagnosed with a Jones fracture in his left foot and is slated to undergo surgery later this week, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. He's also reportedly seeking a second opinion.
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