September 18, 2018, 4:07 pmZhaire SmithG/F, Philadelphia Sixers
Keith Pompey of Philly.com is reporting that Zhaire Smith should be available to play around Christmas.
Jones underwent surgery on August 9 for a Jones fracture in his left foot. It's a little longer than the straight recovery time given for this type of injury but teams often tack on a week or two for the sake of conditioning, and it's not like the Sixers will rush the rookie back into action this year. Pompey adds that Smith was expected to spend a lot of time in the G-League this year so we're not looking for much in terms of re-draft value.