Dennis Smith Jr. 20 Points/11 Assists Full Highlights (4/8/2018)

I often rag on players for scoring too many points in garbage time and my opinion that points scored in garbage time should not count is well-publicized. However, I have barely touched on the separate, but related, issue of garbage time assists. My position on this is simple and unambiguous: assists attained at the end…

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Dennis Smith Jr. 19 Points/6 Assists Full Highlights (3/27/2018)

Thanks to the demise of my trusty microwave, which may or may not have had illegal modifications made to it in order to improve its cooking time, it has now been approximately 42 hours since I have had a Pop-Tart. I know that they can be eaten cold, but I’m not a caveman here. I…

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Dennis Smith Jr. 21 Points/6 Assists Full Highlights (3/24/2018)

Unless something changes in the next nine games, Dennis Smith Jr. will finish the season with negative win-shares. You know that win-shares are the best and most representative stat ever invented because they always line up with what the so-called “eye test” tells you. In this case, the eye test tells me that DSJ is…

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Dennis Smith Jr. 18 Points/11 Assists Full Highlights (3/6/2018)

Official 2017-18 Rookie of the Year Watch, March 6th Edition: Ben Simmons: 16 points, 13 assists, but his team was playing the Hornets so it’s not like those stats mean anything. Donovan Mitchell: didn’t play. Dennis Smith Jr.: 18 points, 11 assists, and the Mavericks needed all of those statisticals to beat the heavily-favored Nuggets….

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Dennis Smith Jr. 23 Points/8 Assists Full Highlights (3/4/2018)

The most exciting thing about this video, to me, is that it shows definitively that Nerlens Noel is alive and ready to catch lobs. As a card-carrying member of the Nerlens Noel fanclub and certified conductor of the Nerlens Noel hype-train, this season has been a huge disappointment for me. But I’ll wait until Noel…

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Dennis Smith Jr. 25 Points Full Highlights (3/2/2018)

Dennis Smith Jr. can still win ROTY of the year. Don’t give up hope, Smithsonians Jr.! I’ve been doing some research on past winners and what the voters want to see in a candidate, and I’ve figured out what he needs to do win: – One word: statpadding. I think every prior ROTY winner was…

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Dennis Smith Jr. 16 Points/11 Assists Full Highlights (2/11/2018)

I think this is the best passing performance we have seen from Dennis Smith Jr., and it’s probably not close. The other times he’s had big assist games, it’s because he’s making dinky perimeter passes while Wesley Matthews cans threes. This game, he was throwing LOBS. Hella LOBS. He was throwing lobs to everybody: Dwight…

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Dennis Smith Jr. 22 Points Full Highlights (2/8/2018)

This game represented quite a departure for Dennis Smith Jr.: instead of doing everything in the fourth quarter, he did NOTHING in the fourth quarter! You might think that this is a negative, but it totally isn’t. In fact, this is a significant milestone in his development. Now that he’s proven beyond reasonable doubt that…

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Dennis Smith Jr. 18 Points/7 Assists Full Highlights (1/26/2018)

Once again, Dennis Smith Jr. pads his stats in the fourth quarter. Maybe “pads” isn’t the right word, so what, deal with it. Unlike the other times, though, the Mavericks were so far behind by the time he started going off that he couldn’t even bring them close. Offseason plan for Dennis: go to an…

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Dennis Smith Jr. 21 Points/6 Assists Full Highlights (1/20/2018)

I’m really feeling this connection between Dennis Smith Jr. and Dirk Nowitzki. Young and old. Black and white. Short and tall. An unlikely pairing, no doubt, but a fruitful one. Stockton and Malone is an easy comparison to make, but those two had their whole careers to maximize their partnership, to learn each other’s curves…

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