Zhaire Smith has been assigned to the Delaware Blue Coats to start camp on Monday, October 28th with a fellow young gun and Big 12 alum Marial Shayok. The news was broken by Kyle Neubeck on twitter.
The 76er's blog Liberty Ballers explains the move this way:
It’s disappointing that Zhaire Smith has been unable to make his way onto the court for significant playing time for the Sixers and that he n
Yesterday afternoon Zhaire Smith was sent to the Blue Coats.
Today, He's been recalled by the 76ers.
That doesn't mean he's going to stay, or debut, with the 76ers this Saturday.
Head coach Brett Brown said this afternoon that Smith was basically called up to go through shootaround with the NBA roster guys, but nothing else...
According to the 76ers blog, the Liberty Ballers, former Red Raider and 1st round draft pick injured his foot in a training camp yesterday and has returned to Philadelphia to get further testing done.
According to the press release from the team, "Rookie guard Zhaire Smith suffered a left foot injury during Tim Grgurich’s development camp in Las Vegas on Monday...
Zhaire Smith made his Summer League debut on Friday night to little fanfare. He, at times, looked out of place playing his brand of unselfish basketball against the Celtics in a losing effort where a teammate of his dropped 40 points in the debut.