The 19-year-old guard has been assigned to G League Delaware the place he will take part in non-contact parts of observe earlier than ramping up acclivities over the following few weeks, the crew introduced Thursday.
The crew has assigned Justin Patton and Zhaire Smith to the @blue_coats.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 24, 2019
The 76ers are not sure when Smith will make his full return, and there was hypothesis Smith might not play in any respect in the course of the 2018-19 season after problems from an allergic response in September that required him to have a thoracoscopy, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Ringer reported in November.
The newest setback is believed to stem from an undiscovered sesame allergy, although the 76ers had been conscious Smith has a peanut allergy and ready his meals individually on the 76ers’ facility.
On the time of his allergic response, Smith already was sidelined after having surgical procedure over the summer season to restore a fracture in his left foot and he was anticipated to return in December.
Smith initially was chosen by the Suns with the 16th decide within the 2018 draft out of Texas Tech, earlier than being traded to Philadelphia for Mikal Bridges.