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Dennis Smith Jr.
PPG RPG APG
14.4 4.0 4.0
Team: DallasHeight: 6-3 Born: 11/25/1997
Position: GWeight: 195 Birthplace: Godwin, North Carolina
College: North Carolina StateDraft: 1st Round 9th pick by Mavericks (2017)


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Dec. 7 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST23:32 UAE20:3214:32 ET1:32 PM CTNaN:� - Smith's will not play Friday in Milwaukee or Sunday in Minnesota due to a strained left hip.
Analysis: This injury popped up Thursday when Smith skipped practice, though he reportedly was nursing the hip during Wednesday's loss. Yogi Ferrell may start in his place.
Dec. 6 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST7:21 UAE (+1)04:2122:21 ET9:21 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 12 points Wednesday on 4-of-16 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Boston Celtics 97-90. Smith Jr. pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -9 in his 24:44 of playing time. He added two steals. Smith Jr. went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Dec. 5 7:45 AM PT8:45 AM MT9:45 AM CT10:45 AM ET15:45 GMT23:45 8:45 AM MST10:45 AM EST19:45 UAE16:4510:45 ET9:45 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 20 points Monday, going 9 of 16 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Denver Nuggets 122-105. Smith Jr. grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +4 in his 30:54 on the floor. Smith Jr. went 2 of 4 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Smith has played better of late, averaging 15.5 points on 45.3 percent shooting over his last six games.
Dec. 2 1:43 PM PT2:43 PM MT3:43 PM CT4:43 PM ET21:43 GMT5:43 2:43 PM MST4:43 PM EST1:43 UAE (+1)22:4316:43 ET3:43 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 12 points Saturday, going 5 of 8 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Los Angeles Clippers 108-82. Smith Jr. pulled down five rebounds and had three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +27 in his 23:45 on the floor. He added one block. Smith Jr. went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Nov. 30 9:06 AM PT10:06 AM MT11:06 AM CT12:06 PM ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST21:06 UAE18:0612:06 ET11:06 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 10 points Wednesday on 3-of-11 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Brooklyn Nets 109-104. Smith Jr. pulled down two rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 25:20 of playing time.
Nov. 27 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST7:48 UAE (+1)04:4822:48 ET9:48 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points Monday on 9-of-17 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the San Antonio Spurs 115-108. Smith Jr. grabbed one rebound and had five assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -20 in his 28:20 on the floor. Smith Jr. went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith has bounced back from a three-game dropoff by averaging 17.0 points in his last three games. He hasn't provided much outside of scoring lately, though, with seven rebounds, two steals and no blocks in that three-game stretch.
Nov. 25 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET4:08 GMT12:08 9:08 PM MST11:08 PM EST8:08 UAE05:0823:08 ET10:08 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 15 points Saturday, going 6 of 14 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 97-81. Smith Jr. grabbed two rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -16 in his 28:47 of playing time. He added one steal. Smith Jr. went 3 of 8 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Smith celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring in double digits for the second straight game. The rookie hasn't attempted a free throw in four straight games but he's become more confident from long range with 15 3-point attempts in his last two games. He's made six of those after going 1 for 12 from deep in his three previous contests.
Nov. 23 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET6:09 GMT14:09 11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST10:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 17 points Wednesday, going 7 of 20 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Memphis Grizzlies 95-94. Smith Jr. pulled down four rebounds and had three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -6 in his 26:52 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Smith Jr. went 3 of 7 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Not the most efficient of performances, but Smith owners will take it after the rookie managed a combined 21 points on 9-of-36 shooting over his previous three games. The 20-year-old is still putting up a ton of shots, so there's plenty of upside to be found if he can gain a little more consistency.
Nov. 21 7:59 AM PT8:59 AM MT9:59 AM CT10:59 AM ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST19:59 UAE16:5910:59 ET9:59 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored eight points Monday on 4-of-16 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Boston Celtics 110-102 in overtime. Smith Jr. pulled down five rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +5 in his 26:31 on the floor. He added one block and one steal.
Analysis: Smith was averaging 15.3 points after scoring a career-high 27 against the Spurs on Nov. 14. Since then, he's totaled 21 points on 25 percent shooting - including 1 for 12 from 3-point range - in three games.
Nov. 19 9:10 PM PT10:10 PM MT11:10 PM CT12:10 AM ET5:10 GMT13:10 10:10 PM MST12:10 AM EST9:10 UAE06:100:10 ET11:10 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored five points Saturday, going 2 of 8 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Milwaukee Bucks 111-79. Smith Jr. grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 21:51 of playing time. He added one block and one steal. Smith Jr. went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Nov. 18 11:05 AM PT12:05 PM MT1:05 PM CT2:05 PM ET19:05 GMT3:05 12:05 PM MST2:05 PM EST23:05 UAE20:0514:05 ET1:05 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored eight points Friday, going 3 of 12 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves 111-87. Smith Jr. grabbed five rebounds and had four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -16 in his 27:02 of playing time. He added one steal.
Analysis: It was Smith's first bad game in November after he had averaged 19.6 points in his first seven games of the month.
Nov. 14 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST7:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 27 points Tuesday, going 10 of 23 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the San Antonio Spurs 97-91. Smith Jr. pulled down six rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 36:23 on the floor. Smith Jr. went 5 of 11 from 3-point range.
Analysis: It's bee quite a seven-game stretch for Smith, who has averaged 19.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.9 assists in that span. He set season highs Tuesday in points, field goals and 3-pointers.
Nov. 13 7:30 AM PT8:30 AM MT9:30 AM CT10:30 AM ET15:30 GMT23:30 8:30 AM MST10:30 AM EST19:30 UAE16:3010:30 ET9:30 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 15 points Sunday, going 6 of 17 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-99. Smith Jr. grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -18 in his 33:44 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Smith Jr. went 2 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith is shooting just above 40 percent in six games this month, but he's been more assertive and is averaging 18.3 points.
Nov. 11 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST8:49 UAE05:4923:49 ET10:49 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 21 points Saturday on 8-of-16 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-104. Smith Jr. pulled down five rebounds and dished out seven assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 30:05 on the floor. He added two blocks and two steals. Smith Jr. went 2 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Smith continues to be a bright spot for the lowly Mavs. He's averaged 19.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists in five games this month and ranks among the rookie leaders with 14.8 points per game this season.
Nov. 7 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET4:37 GMT12:37 9:37 PM MST11:37 PM EST8:37 UAE05:3723:37 ET10:37 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 22 points Tuesday on 9-of-22 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Washington Wizards 113-99. Smith Jr. pulled down eight rebounds and had eight assists, tallying a plus-minus of +15 in his 31:31 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Smith Jr. went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith came within two rebounds and two assists of his first career triple-double.
Nov. 5 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET6:54 GMT14:54 11:54 PM MST1:54 AM EST10:54 UAE07:541:54 ET12:54 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 18 points Saturday on 7-of-15 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 112-99. Smith Jr. pulled down five rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 25:41 on the floor. He added one steal. Smith Jr. went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: The Mavericks are giving Smith the opportunity to score and he's done so lately, averaging 17.3 points and hitting seven 3-pointers over a three-game stretch. The promising rookie's other numbers still need some upgrading, however. He's logged only eight assists over his last four games and is averaging a troubling 4.8 turnovers in his past five.
Nov. 4 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST8:51 UAE05:510:51 ET10:51 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 16 points Friday, going 7 of 20 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 99-94. Smith Jr. grabbed three rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -12 in his 28:42 of playing time. Smith Jr. went 2 of 8 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith has now produced 34 points in two games since being held to two points on 1-of-7 shooting Monday against the Jazz. He's shooting just 33.8 percent from the floor over his last five outings, but that's life for a rookie being asked to play critical minutes on a bad team.
Nov. 2 8:53 AM PT9:53 AM MT10:53 AM CT11:53 AM ET15:53 GMT23:53 8:53 AM MST10:53 AM EST19:53 UAE16:5311:53 ET9:53 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 18 points Wednesday, going 6 of 15 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 119-98. Smith Jr. pulled down two rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -9 in his 27:58 of playing time. He added one steal. Smith Jr. went 2 of 5 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The rookie is playing through a minor knee issue - he was listed as questionable before Dallas' last two games - but looked fine Wednesday. This year's No. 9 overall pick led the Mavs in scoring and was one shy of a season high. It was the first time he started alongside 34-year-old Devin Harris, and they fed well off one another. "This was my best game in terms of putting vertical pressure on the defense, so that's something I can build off of," Harris said.
Nov. 1 7:09 AM PT8:09 AM MT9:09 AM CT10:09 AM ET14:09 GMT22:09 7:09 AM MST9:09 AM EST18:09 UAE15:0910:09 ET8:09 AM CTNaN:� - Smith is expected to play Wednesday against the Clippers despite being listed as questionable.
Analysis: Smith should be eager to bounce back after scoring just two points in his latest game, but he'll likely be hounded by Patrick Beverley all night.
Oct. 31 6:55 AM PT7:55 AM MT8:55 AM CT9:55 AM ET13:55 GMT21:55 6:55 AM MST8:55 AM EST17:55 UAE14:559:55 ET7:55 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored two points Monday on 1-of-7 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Utah Jazz 104-89. Smith Jr. grabbed three rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -21 in his 17:02 on the floor.
Analysis: The ups and downs of Smith's rookie season continue. Most nights won't be this bad, but it got ugly for him against a defensive-minded Jazz team.
Oct. 30 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST19:32 UAE16:3211:32 ET9:32 AM CTNaN:� - Smith is planning to play in Monday's game against the Jazz after being listed as questionable due to a left knee effusion, the same issue that cost him two games earlier this season.
Analysis: Smith is averaging 13.2 points and 6.6 assist through his first five NBA games.
Oct. 28 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST6:37 UAE (+1)04:3722:37 ET9:37 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 12 points Saturday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Philadelphia 76ers 112-110. Smith Jr. pulled down two rebounds and dished out eight assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -13 in his 30:46 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Smith Jr. went 1 of 5 from 3-point range.
Oct. 26 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST19:29 UAE17:2911:29 ET10:29 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 19 points Wednesday, going 8 of 12 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Memphis Grizzlies 103-94. Smith Jr. grabbed one rebound and had five assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 28:21 of playing time. Smith Jr. went 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: There will be many ups and downs in Smith's game as a rookie, and this is the type of performance that shows the league just what he's capable of - even at this young stage of his career.
Oct. 26 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)05:1523:15 ET10:15 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored nine points Thursday, going 4 of 14 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 96-91. Smith Jr. pulled down three rebounds and dished out nine assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +3 in his 32:59 of playing time. He added one block and two steals.
Oct. 24 6:54 AM PT7:54 AM MT8:54 AM CT9:54 AM ET13:54 GMT21:54 6:54 AM MST8:54 AM EST17:54 UAE15:549:54 ET8:54 AM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 10 points Monday on 3-of-11 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors 133-103. Smith Jr. pulled down six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -34 in his 29:41 on the floor. He added two steals.
Analysis: Smith struggled a bit in his first game back from a minor injury, but there will be better days ahead for one of the league's more talented rookies.
Oct. 20 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST2:38 UAE (+1)00:3818:38 ET5:38 PM CTNaN:� - Smith Jr. (knee) will start Monday against the Warriors after sitting out the last two.
Analysis: Smith Jr. scored 16 points in his NBA debut Wednesday, going 6 of 12 from the field, as the Mavericks lost to the Hawks 117-111. Smith Jr. grabbed three rebounds and had 10 assists, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 29:54 on the floor. Smith Jr. went 1 of 4 from behind the arc. He looked extremely smooth running an offense and it's clear Smith is going to get all kinds of playing time and every opportunity to score. Smith is definitely one rookie to keep an eye on.
Oct. 18 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST6:53 UAE (+1)04:5322:53 ET9:53 PM CTNaN:� - Dennis Smith Jr. scored 16 points Wednesday, going 6 of 12 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Atlanta Hawks 117-111. Smith Jr. grabbed three rebounds and had 10 assists, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 29:54 on the floor. Smith Jr. went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith scored his first NBA points on an alley-oop dunk to open the Dallas scoring and finished with an impressive double-double. He looked extremely smooth running an offense and it's clear Smith is going to get all kinds of playing time and every opportunity to score. Smith is definitely one rookie to keep an eye on. Smith is the first Dallas rookie to start an opener since 34-year-old teammate Devin Harris in 2004.
Oct. 4 8:55 PM PT9:55 PM MT10:55 PM CT11:55 PM ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST7:55 UAE (+1)05:5523:55 ET10:55 PM CTNaN:� - Harrison Barnes scored 17 points, Smith Jr. added 14 and Dallas cruised to its second victory in two preseason games on Wednesday.
Analysis: The Mavericks are expecting big things from Smith this season and he could be one of the top rookies in fantasy leagues this season.


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