Dennis Smith Jr.

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  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. did not play in Wednesday's finale against the Pistons. cementing him in the top-250 on the season.

    Smith Jr. had a rough season both in Dallas and in New York. As a Knick, the second year guard averaged 14.7 points, 5.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game, but was tanked by his abysmal shooting (.413 FG%, .568 FT%) which accounts for his top-250 value both over the course of the season and his time as a member of the Knicks. With some high profile PG’s on the Knicks’ wish list heading into the offseason, it’ll be tough to gauge where Smith Jr. should go on draft day until that situation becomes more clear. Regardless, he has to improve upon his shooting woes if he is to ever hold value in standard 8-cat and 9-cat leagues.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore left knee) is questionable for Wednesday's matchup with the Pistons.

    Smith started for Mario Hezonja (illness) last night and put up 25 points in 35 minutes. If he plays he's looking like a nice play considering the Knicks have no other point guards left, so check back for another update prior to tip.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. returned to the starting lineup on Tuesday and dropped 25 points with five assists on 10-of-23 shooting from the field and 2-of-9 from three.

    Smith saw a whopping 34 minutes as Mario Hezonja (illness) was a surprise last-minute inactive on Tuesday. It's unclear if Hezonja will be able to go for Wednesday's season finale against the Pistons, but Smith needs to be picked back up in leagues where he was dropped if he's going to see this kind of run.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore back) returned from a three-game absence on Sunday night and put up 15 points, five assists, a steal and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes off the bench.

    Smith surprisingly returned to the court, and also went 6-of-12 from the field. He gets credit for wanting to play as much as possible down the stretch, and it's probably making a good impression on the team's brass. A rare potential building block on this roster, we'd be surprised if Smith gets pushed too hard over the final games. He's not a great fantasy target.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) will come off the bench on Sunday as Mario Hezonja will remain the starting point guard.

    It was looking like DSJ wouldn't be returning this season, but coach David Fizdale was correct in his thinking he would return. He's not worth using in fantasy as he will likely be held around 20 minutes off the bench.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Wizards.

    Coach David Fizdale was optimistic that DSJ would play again this season. However, the Knicks have no reason to push him and Emmanuel Mudiay may return as well, so it wouldn't be a full complement of minutes for DSJ if he returns.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    David Fizdale is optimistic that Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) will play again this season.

    Take this with a grain of salt as it may just be coach speak. If Smith can return this year he'll probably see roughly 20 minutes a game as the Knicks have no need to push him.

    Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) has been ruled out of Friday's game against the Rockets.

    Smith is not likely to suit up again this season. Mario Hezonja is starting at PG for the Knicks tonight and needs to be added where he is still available as we see how this plays out. For what it's worth, Hezonja said ealier on Friday that his natural position is PG.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) is once again on the injury report listed as questionable ahead of Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

    Smith Jr. has only played in two of the Knicks last 10 ball games. Even if he does play, David Fizdale likes to switch up his rotations from game-to-game. It has been hard to trust anyone on the Knicks not named Mitchell Robinson this season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. is out again on Wednesday against the Magic while Dave Fizdale said that, unless his back unlocks, he could be done for the season.

    Shutdown season looks to be upon us and DSJ might be the next one to miss the remainder of the season. Emmanuel Mudiay, Damyean Dotson and Allonzo Trier should continue to get an extended run tonight but be cautious since Fizdale enjoys nothing more than switching his lineups on a game-to-game situation.

    Source: Steve Popper on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) was downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with the Magic.

    Emmanuel Mudiay and Damyean Dotson are in line for huge minutes with Smith doubtful, Kadeem Allen out and Allonzo Trier questionable. The Knicks have no reason to push anyone to play through injuries while they fight to keep their lottery pick odds.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) will not play on Monday.

    It'll be another episode of Greatest Tank Battles tonight when the Knicks face the Bulls. Emmanuel Mudiay will start and Kadeem Allen will be the primary backup off the bench. Smith had just returned from a six-game absence due to back soreness so this doesn't bode well for his status going forward, not that fantasy owners should've been waiting around for him anyway.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) returned from a six-game absence on Thursday night and struggled mightily, going 2-of-11 from the field for seven points, five rebounds, one assist and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes off the bench.

    Emmanuel Mudiay wasn't anything to write home about either with 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes, and at least Smith was trying to make stuff happen in this one. We'd expect him to retake the starting job once he gets his rhythm back but it won't be enough to warrant ownership in standard leagues.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) will return to action against the Raptors on Thursday after previously being listed as questionable.

    Smith Jr. has missed the previous six games with a back ailment. He will return to action tonight but will come off the bench. The Knicks are a difficult team to predict for fantasy purposes, so it will be hard to trust Smith Jr. in his first game back. Let's wait to see how he produces in his first game back from injury to see how the playing time for the backcourt will shake out.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter