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March 11, 2020 12:04 AM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Not part of rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in Tuesday's 122-115 loss to the Wizards.

Smith was available after being cleared to return from a five-game absence with a concussion. Still, he didn't see the court at all, even on a night when Elfrid Payton wasn't a factor. Frank Ntilikina filling it up may have played a part in Smith remaining on the bench, but regardless the team hasn't really been prioritizing Smith's development, so he can be left on waiver wires in most leagues.

March 10, 2020 05:44 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Officially available
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) will be available Tuesday against Washington, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reports.

Smith was probable as of Tuesday afternoon, and the team has now confirmed that he'll return after missing the last five games. Prior to the concussion, Smith averaged 18.0 minutes across four post-All-Star-break games.

March 10, 2020 01:52 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Now probable vs. Wiz
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against Washington.

Smith went from questionable to probable, so he's trending in the right direction, but the Knicks will wait until closer to game-time to issue a final update. It's worth noting that Smith was also deemed probable before ultimately being ruled out of Sunday's matchup against Detroit.

March 10, 2020 12:32 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Questionable for Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) is questionable for Tuesday's game against Washington.

Smith was thought to have a good chance to play Sunday against Detroit, but he was ultimately ruled out for his fifth straight concussion-related absence. With a couple more days to recuperate, the Knicks are hoping to get the point guard back Tuesday for the front end of a back-to-back set.

March 8, 2020 05:52 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) will not play Sunday against the Pistons, Ian Begley of SNY reports.

Smith will miss a fifth straight game as he remains in the league's concussion protocol. He was bumped up to probable at one point, however, so he's likely close to making his return to action.

March 7, 2020 02:44 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Could return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) practiced Saturday and is questionable for Sunday's matchup against the Pistons, Greg Joyce of the New York Post reports.

It's a good sign that Smith was able to practice, but he still has to officially pass through the NBA's concussion protocol. More information may arrive following the Knicks' morning shootaround.

March 5, 2020 05:48 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Out again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) will not play Friday against the Thunder.

Smith has yet to clear concussion protocol and will remain sidelined for a fourth consecutive game as a result. Frank Ntilikina should continue to benefit from increased run in place of Smith, whose next chance to take the court will come Sunday against Detroit.

March 3, 2020 06:00 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Remains out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) is out for Wednesday's game against the Jazz.

Smith has yet to clear concussion protocol, so he'll sit out for a third straight contest. In his absence, Frank Ntilikina should continue seeing extra run.

February 29, 2020 12:32 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Out next two games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) won't play in either of the next two games due to a concussion.

The 22-year-old's next possible return date will come Wednesday against the Jazz. In his stead, look for Frank Ntilikina (groin) and Allonzo Trier to see expanded workloads.

February 28, 2020 06:08 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Won't play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (concussion) is out for Saturday's game against the Bulls.

Smith suffered a concussion during Thursday's loss to the 76ers, and he'll need some more time to recover before returning to the court. In his absence, Frank Ntilikina (groin) could see an expanded role.

February 27, 2020 08:24 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Won't return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith won't return to Thursday's game against the 76ers due to concussion-like symptoms.

It's unclear as to when Smith suffered the injury, but he's been shut down for the evening. Damyean Dotson and Allonza Trier could see additional playing time with Smith out of commission.

February 25, 2020 04:16 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Nabs career-high seven steals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored 15 points (5-12 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT) to go along with seven rebounds, seven steals and five assists in 29 minutes during Monday's 123-112 loss at Houston.

Smith grabbed the start here due to the absences of both Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina, and he did a good job running the show for the Knicks while posting a career-high total in steals. That said, the 2017 first-round pick has started just three games all season long and should return to a bench role as soon as one of the two aforementioned guards can return to the lineup. Both Payton (ankle) and Ntilikina (groin) could be back in action Wednesday in Charlotte.

February 24, 2020 06:36 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Starting Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start Monday's game against the Rockets, Chris Iseman of The Record reports.

With Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina both out of the lineup, Smith will make his first start since Feb. 1. In that game -- a win over Indiana -- Smith played 27 minutes and finished with six points, six assists and two rebounds.

February 4, 2020 11:32 AM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Steps up in bench role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith shifted to the bench and contributed 15 points (6-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-6 FT), six assists, four steals and three boards in 20 minutes Monday in the Knicks' 139-134 overtime win over the Cavaliers.

The Knicks had all of their top three point guards available with Elfrid Payton back from a one-game suspension and Frank Ntilikina (groin) returning from a two-game absence, but interim coach Mike Miller still found room in the rotation for Smith. The 2017 lottery pick continued his trend of encouraging performances, turning in what was probably his best all-around showing of the season. Smith still sports a dismal 40.4 true shooting percentage on the campaign, but the strong outing Monday should be enough to keep him on the second unit through at least Thursday's game against the Magic -- if he's not dealt elsewhere prior to the NBA's trade deadline that same day.

February 3, 2020 07:04 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Returns to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will come off the bench Monday against the Cavaliers.

Smith will return to his usual bench role with Elfrid Payton back after serving a one-game suspension. Over his past three games (one start), Smith has averaged 7.0 points, 4.0 assists and 2.7 rebounds in 18.3 minutes.

February 2, 2020 12:16 AM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Fails to impress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded six points (2-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), six assists and three rebounds in 27 minutes Saturday during the Knicks' 92-85 victory against Indiana.

Smith moved into the starting lineup, but was not convincing despite the victory. The 27 minutes of action represented his highmark since New Years day. The former top-10 lottery selection seemingly just doesn't have the juice. If the Knicks were to cut bait, Smith would make an interesting speculative add given that the Knicks' simply tend to be dying grounds for young point guards.

February 1, 2020 11:36 AM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: To start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will start Saturday's game against Indiana, Marc Berman of the New York Post reports.

With Frank Ntilikina (groin) out and Elfrid Payton suspended, Smith will step into the starting lineup and figures to see significant minutes Saturday. The 22-year-old's had a rough go of it so far and is averaging just 5.2 points, 2.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds while shooting 33.6 percent from the floor, 30.2 percent from three and 50.0 percent form the line in 15.4 minutes per game on the year.

January 30, 2020 12:08 AM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Solid line in limited minutes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith piled up eight points (3-6 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, two steals and two rebounds in 13 minutes during Wednesday's 127-106 loss to the Grizzlies.

Smith put together a pretty strong stat line considering his limited minutes, albeit with as many turnovers as assists. Based on the fact that Elfrid Payton was ejected and will likely face at least a short suspension for instigating an altercation and Frank Ntilikina (groin) and R.J. Barrett (ankle) are banged up, Smith could be in line to see decent minutes during Saturday's tilt versus the Pacers.

January 23, 2020 11:00 AM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Gets little run in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (oblique) played four minutes and delivered zero points (0-2 FG) and one rebound Wednesday in the Knicks' 100-92 loss to the Lakers.

Back from a 13-game absence due to an oblique strain, Smith's return hardly went noticed. He functioned as the clear No. 3 point guard behind starter Elfrid Payton (32 minutes) and top backup Frank Ntilikina (12 minutes). Considering Smith was the third man on the depth chart prior to getting hurt, he's unlikely to see his playing time pick up much in future contests, unless interim coach Mike Miller decides to drop Ntilikina from the rotation.

January 22, 2020 05:40 PM
Knicks' Dennis Smith: Cleared to play
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (oblique) is available for Wednesday's matchup against the Lakers.

Smith has been sidelined since Dec. 26 due to a strained oblique, but he's ready to make his return. He's struggled in 21 appearances this season, averaging 5.2 points on 6.0 shots, plus 2.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 16.1 minutes.

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2019-20New York345377221134.1165429.6275350.91875.5
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2019-20New York34537782.3982.9280.880.258
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2016-17North Carolina State32111519142045.55515335.914320071.558018.1
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