The 76ers will be acquiring Zhaire Smith and a 2021 first round pick via Miami from the Phoenix Suns according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. Philadelphia will be sending Mikal Bridges, who was selected 10th on Thursday night, to Phoenix.
Smith averaged 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.1 blocks per game in one season at Texas Tech. You can find our full prospect profile on the guard here.
Sources: Suns have traded Zhaire Smith and 2021 Miami first-rounder to 76ers for Mikal Bridges.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 22, 2018
Philadelphia saves close to $1M in cap space by going from 11 to 16. Every dollar will help when it comes to creating room for a potential max player this summer.— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) June 22, 2018
There were certainly mixed reactions throughout Sixers Twitter when the 10th pick and then the trade was made. There are a lot of thoughts flying around right now but everyone is welcome to try to express your own opinion in the comments as always.
it's UNPROTECTED PICK SEASON IN PHILADELPHIA ONCE AGAIN— Michael Levin (@Michael_Levin) June 22, 2018
WELP pic.twitter.com/yolWPBvyS5— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) June 22, 2018
Excellent trade for the Sixers. Zhaire Smith is a better prospect than Mikal Bridges, and that 2021 Miami pick is a great trade chip. What a deal. https://t.co/WAZnynGycB— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 22, 2018