When Dennis Smith Jr. joined the Knicks last year, there was hope that the North Carolina native could be an answer to the point guard position. With a rotating door of names, the Knicks have had struggles trying to find a permanent fixture at lead guard.
Over the past few years, Knicks point guards have been tall, short, old, young and everything else in between.
Back in February of last year, New York stunned everyone when they dealt young All-Star Kristaps Porzingis. The Knicks acquired Smith and two first round picks from the Mavericks for Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Courtney Lee and Trey Burke. Though the main attractions of the trade were cap space and the two first-round picks, Smith seemed to be an intriguing reclamation project.