December 18, 2017, 1:29 pm
Though Dennis Smith Jr. is nearing a return, he has been ruled out for Monday and is questionable to play on Wednesday according to Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com.
Smith’s absence has allowed Dallas to lean on their veteran guards, though that term should be used very loosely in the case of replacement starter Yogi Ferrell. He’s coming off a terrific game against the Spurs and J.J. Barea has remained a solid contributor off the bench. Both players are worth using right now but DSJ’s eventual return will cramp everyone’s style. It’s going to be very tough for any of the three to stay worthwhile in standard leagues when everyone is healthy.