According to Ian Begley of SNY, Dennis Smith Jr. still has ample support within the front office.
We've certainly seen some mixed messages about DSJ, as there's been several rumors that he's very available in trade talks. Begley reports that the Knicks would like to see Smith Jr. "get a legitimate chance to bounce back after an uneven 2019-20 season," a campaign in which he missed 32 games due to injuries and the loss of a family member. Thibodeau was a big fan of Smith Jr. coming out of the draft in 2017 according to Begley, so that also increases the likelihood of the new coaching staff giving him a chance. DSJ has a lot of work cut out for him in order to become a factor in fantasy leagues and it starts with his broken jumper. Oct 09 12:21 pm (EST)
- Marc Berman of the New York Post said the Knicks "would love to pawn off the final year of Smith’s contract at $5.7 million."
- The Knicks may dangle Dennis Smith Jr. in trade talks this summer, according to Marc Berman of the NY Post.
- Dennis Smith Jr. (concussion) was a DNP-CD vs. the Wizards on Tuesday. All Dennis Smith News
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