October 2, 2017, 8:14 pm
Dennis Smith Jr. hit just one of his five attempts on Monday, finishing a win over the Bucks with three points, one rebound, one assist and two steals in 12 minutes of action.
The Mavs kept their starters at 12 minutes maximum tonight, so it’s a pretty clear indication that Smith has that job locked up. He was 1-of-3 from deep and missed both his free throws but we’ll excuse one poor showing. The hype train seems to be slowing down but is sure to pick back up if he tosses in some nice preseason lines, and for now his ADP looks to have settled in the middle rounds. We’re not as bullish on him as most but you could definitely make the case that he’ll be fantasy’s top rookie this season.