Dennis Smith Jr.

DENNIS SMITH JR. (NYK)

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#5•D. SMITH JR.

PG • 6'3, 195 lbs; 3rd year, NC State

STAR UNDERDOG

NBA ROLE: (ÜBER) ATHLETIC/EXPLOSIVE LEAD GUARD

 

The 5th PG taken in 2017 (9th overall), Dennis Smith Jr. is an amazing athlete, even by lofty league standards; more explosive than speedy - if Smith Jr. gets a step by, it's followed by a kick out, floater, or poster; doesn't struggle putting the ball in the basket - at worst, Smith will be known as (solely) a consistent shot-maker - astute finisher, great w/ his left, goes up, over and thru defenders before converting inside; confident OTD: step backs, leaners, long-range triples are all heavily featured; good shooter but needs to consistently space at a 36-37%+ clip (from deep) to alleviate pressure from NYK's other scorers; natural passer, though still developing as a primary distributor; promising sequence defender - has a penchant for turning steals into fast-break flushes - lacks ideal size to defend larger guards - uses strength & lateral quickness to wall off penetration and limit easy opps off screens; dealt to Knicks: perfect opportunity to grow into a star


SIGNATURE!

TOMAHAWK!

EXPLOSIVE TWO-HANDER


MORE ON “DSJ”

  • Career: 14.5 points/game, 5 assists/game, 41% FG

  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2018)

  • Second-Team All-ACC (2017)

  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2017)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 78