Smith was assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats on Monday.
Smith was assigned to the 76ers G-League affiliate Monday, after failing to see action in the first two games of the season. The second-year pro will be given the opportunity to gain in-game reps in Delaware, but will likely oscillate between the G-League and the pros throughout the season, depending on need and his level of play.
Smith posted seven points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, and one block in 12 minutes during Tuesday's 106-86 win over the Pistons.
Smith has only seen burn in the fourth quarters here in preseason play, which seems to suggest he may not be part of the regular rotation early on in 2019-20. With that being said, his athleticism and defensive ability give him a decent chance of consistently cracking the reserve lineup at some point this season.
Smith delivered 18 points (8-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 35 minutes during the 76ers' 84-81 overtime loss to the Thunder in a Las Vegas Summer League game Monday.
The 2018 first-round pick continued his strong summer league performances with a team-leading scoring total, and he's now posted three straight double-digit point tallies in Las Vegas. Smith is thought to have plenty of untapped potential after having only played in six regular-season games during his rookie campaign, and he's encouragingly receiving plenty of minutes thus far in summer league play.
Smith recorded 14 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 24 minutes during Saturday's 96-82 loss to the Celtics.
Smith has been impressive through the first two summer league tilts here this offseason, and he's likely expected to maintain a reserve role as a sophomore. Smith's willingness to let it fly from beyond the arc theoretically should improve his odds of earning more substantial minutes, as he's already a pretty well-rounded player with high-level athleticism and a good feel for the game on both ends of the floor.
Smith will play during summer league, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Smith played only six games last season, missing the vast majority of the season due to a Jones fracture in his foot, plus an allergic reaction to a food product. He'll look to get a fresh start during summer league.
Smith is inactive for Game 2 against the Raptors on Monday, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
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.
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."
With Mike Scott (heel) out for Game 1, the 76ers already thin bench has gotten thinner. As a result, coach Brown will entertain the idea of giving Smith some minutes. The rookie played just one minute during Round 1, but he picked up two starts in April, averaging 14.0 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 31.0 minutes.
Smith will start Tuesday's game against the Heat, Serena Winter of NBC Sports Philly reports.
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).
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.
Smith's appearance in garbage time was somewhat of a surprise after coach Brett Brown previously said that the rookie first-round pick wouldn't suit up for the NBA team in 2018-19 following an extended layoff to begin the campaign due to a fractured left foot in addition to a thoracoscopy that was necessary after Smith experienced an allergic reaction to a food product. Brown may have changed his stance after Smith resumed full basketball activities in late January before logging 11 games with the G League's Delaware Blue Coats. Now that the G League season is over, Smith should be with the 76ers through the team's postseason run, but he's unlikely to be a regular member of Brown's rotation.
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.
Delaware finished its season with back-to-back games, with Smith playing in both and tallying a combined 21 points. His availability for consecutive contests suggests the 76ers no longer harbor any concerns about Smith following his lengthy recovery from a Jones fracture in his foot. The 19-year-old will presumably rejoin the parent club for the remainder of the regular season and postseason, but coach Brett Brown previously said that he doesn't expect Smith to make his NBA debut until 2019-20.
The 76ers assigned Smith to the G League's Delaware Blue Coats on Wednesday.
For the first time all season, Smith was available off the bench for the 76ers in Tuesday's 106-99 win over the Cavaliers, though he didn't make his NBA debut in the narrow victory. Coach Brett Brown has previously said that he doesn't anticipate Smith will play for the 76ers in 2018-19, though it's looking possible that the rookie sees some garbage-time run in the final few weeks of the regular season if the team's playoff positioning is secure. At the very least, Smith seems to be healthy again after a fractured left foot and a serious allergic reaction kept him idle until late January. Conditioning remains more of a concern for the rookie, who will continue to appear in games periodically with Delaware over the next few weeks as he looks to stay sharp.
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.
In very surprising news, Smith has a chance to make his NBA debut Tuesday despite earlier reports that the organization would keep him in the G League for the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign. It's been a long road back for the rookie, who suffered a jones fracture in his left foot in August and dealt with an allergic reaction in September, the latter of which caused him to lose a significant amount of weight. In four G League games, he's averaged 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.8 minutes. It's not a guarantee he'll make his debut Tuesday, but what we know for sure is that the Sixers have changed their tune on Smith potentially playing for the parent club this season.
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.
Smith is finally ready to kick off his professional career after a pair of long-term health setbacks. He sustaining a Jones fracture in his left foot in August that sidelined him until December, then remained out for the subsequent two months while recovering from the negative effects of an allergic reaction he first suffered in September. Because of the extensive development time Smith missed out on during training camp, the preseason and the first half of the regular season, the 76ers don't intend to have the first-round pick debut at the NBA level in 2018-19. Instead, he'll spend the next month and a half getting his conditioning back in order while playing regularly for the Blue Coats before competing for a rotation role with the parent club next fall.
Smith (foot/illness) was recalled from the G League's Delaware Blue Coats on Friday.
This news should be taken with a grain of salt, as head coach Brett Brown said Wednesday that he does not expect Smith to play in the NBA this season. He'll likely go through some of the lighter portions of the team's practice Friday before potentially being on the bench for Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Coach Brett Brown said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Smith (foot/illness) to play in the NBA this season, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Brown noted that he wants Smith to play some games with the G League's Delaware Blue Coats, but there aren't any plans to integrate the rookie into the 76ers' rotation. In addition to recovering from a Jones fracture, Smith dealt with an allergic reaction to a food product, which caused him to lose significant weight. Ultimately, team doctors seem to feel it's best for Smith to make his NBA debut in 2019-20.
Smith was assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League on Thursday to participate in non-contact practices, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
This is a huge step in the right direction for Smith, as this is the first report of the rookie being able to do on-court activities since suffering the broken foot. It looks like Smith is still several weeks away, but it essentially confirms that the rookie is going to be on the court for Philadelphia at some point this season.
Smith (foot/illness) is expected to play this season, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
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.
Smith (foot) underwent a successful thoracoscopy Wednesday and is currently recovering, Rich Hofmann of The Athletic reports.
Smith reportedly was forced to undergo the procedure due to an allergic reaction to a food product, so this has nothing to do with the Jones fracture that he had already been rehabbing. What exactly this means for his timetable for a return is uncertain at this point in time, but Smith had previously been cleared for full weight-bearing activities and he had been expecting to return to action at some point in December. Keep an eye out for additional updates from the organization as he progresses in his recovery.
Smith (foot) has been cleared for full weight-bearing activities, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
The rookie sustained a Jones fracture to his left foot back in August, but all indications are that he's progressing well and continuing to aim for a return around the turn of the new year. The Sixers indicated Friday that they'll reevaluate Smith in roughly a month, at which point it should become more clear when the Texas Tech product might be able to return to game action.
Smith (foot) is targeting a return at the end of December, Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Smith underwent surgery on Aug. 9 to address an acute Jones fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his left foot and it appears we now have a targeted timetable for a potential return. If he gets back on the court in December, Smith will have officially missed roughly the first three months of the season and he would also likely be eased back into the swing of things once cleared. As a result, the rookie isn't expected to be a fantasy contributor this year and he could even get some rehab time in with the team's G-League affiliate as well. Look for the 16th overall pick to spend much of his time in a deep reserve role once healthy.
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