October 16, 2019, 9:50 amDennis Smith Jr.PG, New York Knicks
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, David Fizdale said that the next two games will be 'huge' in determining his opening night starter at point guard.
Frank Ntilikina is competing with Dennis Smith Jr. and Elfrid Payton but no one seems to have the edge right now. DSJ will play on Wednesday night against the Hawks, after missing the first two preseason games with a back strain, and he will get the chance to impress his coach. Fizdale also mentioned that he wants to put the ball to RJ Barrett’s hands, while he sees Julius Randle and Marcus Morris as potential non-point guard ball-handlers in his offense, so this is definitely a situation to avoid for now.