Dennis Smith Jr.

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  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    David Fizdale said that Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) "may be" re-evaluated next week.

    It looks like Smith is headed for a shutdown, and if he does play again this season it may come too late to help fantasy owners. DSJ is a drop in just about all formats with this news, unless you're able to tuck him on IR in 8-cat leagues.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

    Emmanuel Mudiay has averaged 17.5 points, 4.3 assists and .500 percent shooting in 30.7 mpg over the last week and should continue to produce with Smith out. Frank Ntilikina just returned to practice and may carve out a role if Smith's absence continues, while Kadeem Allen is also on the deep-league radar off the bench.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

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

    Smith will miss his third straight game, and Emmanuel Mudiay looks like a solid add if you need points and assists at the expense of efficiency right now. Kadeem Allen is on the deep-league radar as the backup point guard, too.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) did not play in Sunday's win over the Lakers.

    Smith missed his second straight game and can be cut loose in most fantasy leagues. Emmanuel Mudiay and Kadeem Allen will hold down the point guard minutes for as long as DSJ is sidelined.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

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

    If you're trying to set lineups tomorrow, at least the Knicks tip off at noon Eastern. Emmanuel Mudiay will likely start again while Kadeem Allen will move into the backup role if DSJ is unable to suit up. There's not a ton of fantasy value here, as the Knicks' point guards have weak stat sets unless you're looking for points and assists on bad efficiency.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Emmanuel Mudiay - G - New York Knicks

    Emmanuel Mudiay and Lance Thomas will start on Friday vs. the Spurs.

    Mudiay will be starting for Dennis Smith Jr. (sore back) while Lance Thomas will start for Noah Vonleh, who’ll head to the bench in this contest. Mudiay is a nice play in DFS if your lineup hasn’t locked.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) will not play in Friday's game versus the Spurs.

    Emmanuel Mudiay will likely draw the start and vault into consideration for those playing DFS. DSJ is considered day-to-day going forward.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (sore lower back) is questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs.

    If Smith is unable to go Emmanuel Mudiay would be looking at minutes in the mid 30's, while the rest of the guard rotation would also see a bump in playing time. This is a situation to monitor for streamers and DFS tournaments.

    Source: Chris Iseman on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. was able to post 18 points, five rebounds, five assists and a pair of 3-pointers on 7-of-19 from the field in Saturday's 94-102 loss to the Kings.

    DSJ remains a late-round option, even with the added opportunity in New York. It's going to be very tough for him to become a legitimate fantasy asset until he can do his damage more efficiently — and today wasn't even that bad by the usual standards. Smith is still solid for points leagues and specific team builds but most owners should be looking elsewhere.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. scored 18 points on 8-of-17 shooting while adding three rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers on Monday.

    Smith filled it up defensively and logged more minutes (29) than Emmanuel Mudiay (19 minutes, eight points on 3-of-9 shooting with two rebounds, five assists and a triple), but his best stretch would be the last two weeks where he's provided value just outside the top-120 in 9-cat leagues. There are greener pastures out there.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. went 3-of-11 from the field in Sunday's loss to the Clippers, scoring eight points to go with six assists, two steals and a block.

    Smith also went 2-for-4 at the line and despite the opportunity that New York is gifting him (28 minutes tonight), it just doesn't look like serious fantasy value is in the card. His deficiencies will keep him capped in the late-rounds in 8-cat leagues, and he's only a deep-league piece in 9-cat formats. Emmanuel Mudiay put up 16 points on 5-of-16 from the field in 29 minutes, adding four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two triples. This isn't a spot that most fantasy owners should be leaning on.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting while handing out eight dimes with two boards, a block and three 3-pointers on Thursday.

    Smith Jr. was the safest play on the Knicks until Emmanuel Mudiay (10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with a rebound, six assists and a 3-pointer) came back into the fold. You can argue he's the better guard to own due to his secure starting status, but the minutes were split evenly tonight at 28 apiece which isn't a good sign.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. shot 3-for-10 from the field for nine points with two boards, three assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes against the Magic on Tuesday.

    Emmanuel Mudiay was much better off the bench, shooting 8-for-18 from the field for 19 points with eight boards and three assists in 32 minutes. The two are sharing the backcourt minutes and are a direct nuisance to each other. While they co-exist in the rotation at times, it's not enough to say either of these Knicks guards are worth high ownership given their inefficiency and split in playing time.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. double-doubled on Sunday against the Spurs, with 19 points and 13 assists on 8-of-17 shooting in 30 minutes of action.

    He also added one 3-pointer, six rebounds and two steals to the box score. He is an assist and steals specialist for deeper leagues, but he offers some appeal as a late-round value in most formats. Expect inconsistency with DSJ, but he should have some performances like this one that will make owners happy to have him. Emmanuel Mudiay chipped in 19 points on 8-of-10 shooting and has been a better value than DSJ in two games since his return.

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - New York Knicks

    Dennis Smith Jr. was limited to seven points (3-of-6 shooting), one rebound, seven assists, two steals and one block in 22 minutes vs. the Wolves on Friday.

    The honeymoon period for DSJ as a new face on the Knicks is over and his true colors are showing. He's a shaky play, so wait for a solid game and try to find a buyer in a sell-high move.