Smith wore No. 2 at Texas Tech in honor of the Spurs star.
Marc Eversley, vice president of player personnel, is regarded as the best in-house candidate for the GM job
It looked like it was going to be a fairy tale for Tyneeha Rivers because she was waiting for the NBA draft results, like any parent; nervous and excited.
With the acquisition of Zhaire Smith and a 2021 first-round pick from Phoenix, the Sixers are still somehow reaping rewards from the Michael Carter-Williams trade made more than three years ago.
It appears that Markelle Fultz won't play in the NBA Summer League while trying to regain the shooting form that made him the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2017.
Not long ago, taking big chances was what the Sixers were all about.
The pick the Sixers just acquired could end up with as much or more value than the one they used to draft Mikal Bridges, and maybe a lot more.
"When you pick up a basketball at age six or seven, every kid says they want to go to the NBA," the Roman Catholic High and Penn State grad said. "To hear my name called in the NBA draft is a dream come true."
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Now is the time to focus all of the Sixers' time and resources on getting a big-time free agent. The deal to acquire Zhaire Smith and a 2021 first-round pick was made with that goal in mind.
A quick-hitting look at the players the Sixers ended up with Thursday night.
The Sixers landed a promising player and an asset that could mean a lot in a future trade. It was a good night.
We'll have to wait and see whether it was a good move, but as far as a fit with the Sixers, let's take a look at some of the players' similarities and differences.