Knicks news: Dennis Smith Jr. is first player in franchise history with at least 60 points, 20 assists in first 3 games with the team
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Dennis Smith Jr. is first player in franchise history with at least 60 points, 20 assists in first 3 games with Knicks

Dennis Smith Jr., Knicks

Dennis Smith Jr. has played in three games with the New York Knicks and the explosive point guard has already made history.

Smith Jr. is the first Knick in franchise history with at least 60 points and 20 assists in his first three games with the team. The 21-year-old is averaging 21.3 points and 6.7 assists in his first three games with New York.

The Knicks drafted Frank Ntilikina in the 2017 NBA Draft instead of Dennis Smith Jr. Ntilikina has bust written all over him, while Smith Jr. has the potential to be an All-Star for years to come.

Luckily for New York, they were able to acquire Dennis Smith Jr. from the Dallas Mavericks in the Kristaps Porzingis trade, making up for the mistake of passing up on Smith Jr. in 2017 for Ntilikina.

The Knicks are 0-3 since the Porzingis trade, but it really doesn’t matter. At this point, more losses for the franchise is better since it gives them a better shot at landing the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

The important thing is that Smith Jr. looks great in New York and is taking advantage of a higher usage rate. In Dallas, Smith Jr. had to share the spotlight with Mavs rookie Luka Doncic.