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Pistons' evaluation of Dennis Smith Jr. hampered by injuries

The Pistons traded for Dennis Smith Jr. in early February, but they still didn’t get as much time as they had hoped to evaluate his future, writes Keith Langlois of NBA.com. Smith battled injuries after coming to Detroit, including left knee soreness that sidelined him for the final 19 games of the season.
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Detroit Pistons: Dennis Smith Jr. could complement Killian Hayes

Since trading for him, Dennis Smith Jr has only played 20 games for the Detroit Pistons. He has not been the asset I initially thought he would be, but he has shown improvement since his stints in New York and Dallas. While he is averaging the lowest points per game...
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Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) out again for Pistons Friday

Detroit Pistons guard Dennis Smith Jr. will not play Friday in the team's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Smith continues to be plagued by the knee injury. Look for Saben Lee to rack up more minutes in his stead. In 23 games this season, Smith has averaged 6.7 points,...
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Dennis Smith Jr. starting for Pistons Saturday; Saben Lee to bench

Detroit Pistons point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will start Saturday in the team's game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Smith has been coming off the bench as of late, but that's changing on Saturday. He'll enter the starting lineup, and Saben Lee will revert to a bench role in a corresponding move.
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Pistons' Dennis Smith Jr. (back) out again on Monday

Detroit Pistons point guard Dennis Smith (back) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Toronto Raptors. Smith will remain sidelined on Monday with a back injury, extending his absence to three games. His next chance to play will come against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Smith is...
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Dennis Smith Jr. (back) questionable for Detroit Friday

Detroit Pistons guard Dennis Smith Jr. is considered questionable to play Friday in the team's game against the Brooklyn Nets. Smith has seemingly picked up a back injury, and now his status for Friday's game is now in doubt. That's especially bad news for the team, as they just traded Delon Wright to the Sacramento Kings and were expecting Smith to step into the starting point guard role. Should he be forced to sit, Wayne Ellington could potentially leap into a starting role. Keep a close eye on Smith's status over the next 24 hours.
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Dennis Smith Jr. (health protocols) available to play Wednesday night

Detroit Pistons guard Dennis Smith Jr. will suit up Wednesday in the team's game against the Toronto Raptors. Smith was sidelined for a bit due to the NBA's health and safety protocols surrounding COVID-19, but he's been given the green light to return to the court. He'll be coming off the bench, so it's unclear how many minutes he'll be given to start.
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Dennis Smith Jr. (protocols) questionable for Pistons Wednesday

Detroit Pistons point guard Dennis Smith Jr. (health and safety protocols) is questionable to play Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors. Smith missed the past two games and is still waiting to be cleared. He will compete with Saben Lee for minutes off the bench once available. numberFire's models currently project...
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Dennis Smith Jr. (PG, DET): Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

ANALYSIS: If Dennis Smith Jr. will get it right as a pro-player in the NBA, nobody truly knows. But he's at least getting another chance as part of a rebuilding Detroit Pistons franchise that traded for him a month ago and that is playing him as the starting point guard already. DSJ had logged seven consecutive starts leading up to the AS break, had averaged 27 MPG in his last five games, and he's putting up impressive numbers. That didn't happen Thursday in his first game after the break, but there are reasons to keep believing.
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Delon Wright (adductor) active, starting for Pistons over Dennis Smith Jr. Thursday

Detroit Pistons point guard Delon Wright (adductor) is in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Charlotte Hornets. Wright will replace Dennis Smith Jr. in the starting lineup after previously being considered questionable. It will be Wright's first game since February 19 but there hasn't been word of the Pistons restricting his minutes. On the other hand, Saben Lee's playing time will likely take a significant hit.
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Dennis Smith Jr. playing off Detroit bench versus Hornets

Detroit Pistons point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is not in the starting lineup on Thursday versus the Charlotte Hornets. Smith will return to a role off the bench now that Delon Wright (adductor) is back in action. Svi Mykhailiuk, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant, and Mason Plumlee will join Wright in the starting lineup.
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Dennis Smith Jr. (PG, DET): Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

ANALYSIS: If Dennis Smith Jr. will get it right as a pro-player in the NBA, nobody truly knows. But he's at least getting another chance as part of a rebuilding Detroit Pistons franchise that traded for him a month ago and that is playing him as the starting point guard already. DSJ has logged seven consecutive starts leading up to the AS break, has averaged 27 MPG in his last five games, and he's putting up impressive numbers.
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Dennis Smith Jr. is quietly reviving his career in Detroit

Let’s first acknowledge that Dennis Smith Jr. is not all the way back yet. He’s not even shooting 40 percent from the field this season. But even if he’s not back to where he was as a top-10 prospect coming from the 2017 NBA Draft Class, he’s far above where he stood toward the latter half of his New York Knicks tenure.
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Dennis Smith Jr. erupts for one of two Pistons triple-doubles

Pistons guard Dennis Smith Jr. on Wednesday night flashed the form that once made him the centerpiece of a trade involving All-Star "unicorn" Kristaps Porzingis. Smith, acquired from the Knicks in a trade last month, broke out for a 10-point, 11-assist, 12-rebound triple-double as a starter in the Pistons' easy win over the short-handed Toronto Raptors in Tampa.
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Dennis Smith Jr. looks reborn with Pistons ahead of Knicks matchup

With the Pistons losing starting point guard Delon Wright to a groin strain and the Knicks losing Elfrid Payton to a hamstring strain, Sunday’s Motown point guard matchup was set. Derrick Rose vs. Dennis Smith Jr. at Detroit’s Little Caesar’s Arena. Rose and Smith were swapped for each other three...
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NBA Top Shot This: Dennis Smith Jr. throws down the huge one handed slam

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