October 5, 2019, 1:45 pmDennis Smith Jr.PG, New York Knicks
Dennis Smith Jr. (strained lower back) will not practice on Saturday.
It was reported that Smith's injury is muscle-related and is not connected with the lower back injury that caused him to miss 10 of the final 14 games last season. Even when healthy, Smith was difficult to trust in fantasy last year due to his inefficient shooting, finishing only in the top-250 in standard leagues with a 42.7 field goal percentage and 63.5 percent from the line while knocking down only 1.3 triples per game. He is still the favorite to start at point guard although it is possible Elfrid Payton could overtake him at some point.
Source: Ian Begley on Twitter