December 7, 2017, 3:34 pm
Dennis Smith Jr. sat out Thursday’s practice to rest a sore hip but Eddie Sefko of Dallas News is reporting that the injury isn’t considered serious and his status will be updated ahead of Friday’s game.
Smith hasn’t been the fantasy revelation that many hoped for during draft season but still has tons of promise for the rest of this season and beyond. While he’s been outside the top-200 as a fantasy asset, the Mavs are fully invested in his development and will give him a very long leash to make mistakes. If Smith were to sit out on Friday, J.J. Barea and Yogi Ferrell would be the main beneficiaries. DSJ isn’t a great buy low target since his percentages are likely to remain harmful but you can probably get him for fairly cheap if you really believe in him.