Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. out with knee injury
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 21, 2017 08:47 AM
Dallas Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban, left, and head coach Rick Carlisle, right, present their NBA basketball first-round draft selection, Dennis Smith Jr., center, with his team jersey during a news conference in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. missed Friday's (Saturday, PHL time) game against the Sacramento Kings with swelling in his left knee.
Smith, the ninth pick in the NBA draft out of North Carolina State, had 16 points and 10 assists in the Mavericks' season-opening loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
Smith participated in the Mavericks' shootaround on Friday morning (Friday night, PHL time) and was a late scratch.
The Mavericks were also missing guard Devin Harris, who was granted leave of absence after his brother died on Thursday (Friday, PHL time).