Smith was all the way in his bag of tricks for this game. The 21-year-old showed several of his skills, including ball handling, dunks, spot-up shooting and no-look passes.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) September 2, 2019
It's not clear what level of competition Smith was facing at this event, but one thing is sure: he came to play.
Smith will be looking to lead New York into playoff contention in the coming season. And with RJ Barrett joining the team in this year's draft, things are looking up for the Knicks.
The Knicks acquired Smith from the Dallas Mavericks in January as part of a multi-player deal. Smith was sent to New York, along with DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two future first round draft picks in exchange for Kristaps Porziņģis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee.
In his 21 appearances with the Knicks last season (18 starts), Smith racked up averages of 14.7 points on 41.3 percent shooting from the field (28.9 percent from beyond the arc), 5.4 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 28.6 minutes per outing.
New York finished the 2018-19 regular season campaign with a disappointing 17-65 overall record, which ended up being the worst mark in the Eastern Conference. Hopefully, with new faces and an offseason to prepare, the Knicks will find their way back into the postseason hunt.