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.
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