Pistons Acquire Zhaire Smith in Trade with Sixers

The Detroit Pistons will flip recently acquired big man Tony Bradley to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for 2018 first-round pick Zhaire Smith, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

The move gives Philly a productive big man that showed glimpses of potential behind Rudy Gobert as a member of the Utah Jazz in the bubble. It also gives Detroit another raw, young talent to audition amid their rebuild.

Zhaire Smith played in just 13 games over the course of his first two seasons due to injury and illness but he remains an intriguing 21-year-old out out Texas Tech.

Smith’s rookie deal runs through 2021-22 but that year has a team option on it. Bradley’s $3.5 million contract, in contrast, expires after 2020-21.

Detroit initially acquired Bradley from the Jazz on draft night as Utah scrambled to clear space for other free agents.