Nolan Smith is one step closer to getting back in the NBA.
The former Blue Devil guard was acquired by the Delaware 87ers—the Development League affiliate of the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers—Wednesday afternoon, as announced by the team. Smith had been playing for Galatasaray Liv Hospital in the Turkish League, but parted ways with the club at the end of October after a towel-throwing incident that drew the ire of Galatasary head coach Ergin Ataman.
A national-title winning guard in his four years in Durham, Smith has had a turbulent start to his professional career. After being selected 21st overall by Portland in the 2011 NBA draft, the 6-foot-2 guard made 44 appearances in his first season with the Trail Blazers, averaging 3.8 points per game... Read more