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Dennis Smith Jr. • #5 • G
Status:Off season
Ht/Wt:6'3", 195 lbs.
Born:Nov 25, 1997 (21 yrs) in Fayetteville, NC
From:North Carolina State
Experience:2 years
Drafted:Drafted by Dallas in 2017 (1/9).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Dallas in 2019.
2018-19 Season Stats
G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TPG PPG
YTD 53 50 28.5 .428 .322 .635 2.9 4.8 1.3 0.4 2.9 13.6
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Scouting Report
Brings the rare elite explosiveness NBA teams covet in a point guard. Scores, distributes, leaps, and dunks like a star. Plays the game at a very high speed, and makes defenders look frozen at times. Supremely instinctive and sees plays unfolding, and is a very nifty ball-handler with great playmaking moves. Also has a nose for steals. He would beneift by reining his game in a bit; he too often leans on the gas pedal from the get-go, sometimes resulting in him getting out of control, forcing things, and committing too many turnovers. While an excellent steals guy he's limited defensively (and as a rebounder) by less-than-ideal size and length.
Long Range Potential: Explosive playmaking point guard with stellar potential.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA All-Rookie Second Team 2017-18
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