The 76ers guard has been recalled from Philadelphia’s G League affiliate, the Delaware Blue Coats, the place he made his debut in February. He shall be energetic for the 76ers’ sport in opposition to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 12, 2019
Head coach Brett Brown informed reporters Smith is out there and can nearly actually play within the fourth quarter.
Zhaire Smith is out there tonight and he’ll nearly actually play within the 4th. Sixers ought to be up enormous at house over an terrible Cavs group that performed final evening. Good time to make your debut! pic.twitter.com/Y7NDqOLZy3
— Andrew Porter (@And_Porter) March 12, 2019
Philadelphia chosen Smith with the 16th decide within the 2018 draft. However he suffered a foot fracture throughout the summer season which required surgical procedure.
Smith was anticipated to be again on the court docket in December, however his return was delayed due to critical issues from an allergic response, which trigger him to lose “upward of 20 kilos,” in line with a report from The Ringer.
Brown stated he did not count on Smith to play for Philadelphia in 2018-19 on the time, nevertheless it seems his restoration has gone nicely.
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) February 20, 2019
Smith, 19, averaged 5 factors, 2.eight rebounds and 1.5 assists in 4 video games with the Blue Coats.
The 76ers enter Tuesday at 42-25 and are third within the Japanese Convention. They are going to tip off in opposition to Cleveland at 7 p.m. ET.