The 6’5” guard out of Arkansas, who missed nearly two months of his lone college season due to a knee injury, will receive $2,463,960 if he signed for the usual 120% of the rookie scale amount at his slot.
The 27th overall pick will make $12,651,907 over his first four NBA seasons if the team options are eventually exercised for the final two years.
Smith was the second of Charlotte’s two first-round picks. The Hornets drafted potential franchise player Brandon Miller with the No. 2 pick.
Smith could jump right into the Hornets’ rotation as LaMelo Ball‘s backup.