Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. reacts to already getting booed by his home crowd
New York Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is having a rough start to his 2019-20 season. In their embarrassing loss to the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, Smith went scoreless in 11 horrible minutes off the bench.
The Madison Square Garden crowd made sure to let Smith know of their disgust for his performance. The 21-year old guard didn’t seem to be too bothered by the mad crowd, saying the team just has to stick together per Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News:
Asked about the crowd booing his performance, Smith Jr. said, “All we got is us in this locker room. That’s what we’ve got to focus on.”
The Celtics crushed the Knicks with a 118-95 victory in Madison Square Garden. Smith failed to make any of his three attempts from the field and committed two turnovers.
Boston outscored New York 72-44 in the second half as the Knicks dropped their third straight loss to start the season.
Smith has lost his job as the starting point guard in New York, and his discouraging start to the season isn’t helping his cause. The 6-foot-2 guard has scored just three points and has seen just a total of 26 minutes of floor time through three games this season.
This is definitely not the way Smith envisioned his season going. After being the coveted piece of the Kristaps Porzingis trade last season, many assumed Smith would be cemented as the lead point guard in New York.
However, things aren’t looking bright for the former NC State standout as he seems to be losing minutes rapidly in David Fizdale’s rotation.