Knicks Acquire Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, & Two Future First Round Picks #New_York

Knicks Acquire Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, & Two Future First Round Picks #New_York

February 12, 2019 0 By NewsTakers

NEW YORK, NY (January 31, 2019) – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has acquired center DeAndre Jordan , guard/forward Wesley Matthews , guard Dennis Smith Jr. and two future first round draft picks from Dallas in exchange for forward Kristaps Porzingis , and guards Tim Hardaway Jr. , Trey Burke and Courtney Lee .
Smith Jr., 6-3, 195-pounds, is averaging 12.9 points, 4.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds over 28.4 minutes in 32 games (all starts) for Dallas this season.
The Fayetteville, NC-native earned All-Rookie second team honors after averaging 15.2 points, 5.2 assists and 3.8 rebounds over 29.7 minutes in 69 games (all starts) last season.
Matthews, 6-5, 220-pounds, is averaging 13.1 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 29.8 minutes in 44 games (all starts) for Dallas this season.
Porzingis, 7-3, 240-pounds, appeared in 186 games (185 starts) for New York, averaging 17.8 points and 7.1 rebounds over 31.0 minutes.
He was originally selected by New York with the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
He was originally drafted by New York with the 24th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft and then traded to Atlanta on Jun.
In 254 games (131 starts) for Knicks, he averaged 13.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists over 27.3 minutes.
He was originally signed by New York on Oct. 11, 2017 and then re-signed on Jan. 14, 2018.
He appeared in 69 games (16 starts) for Knicks, averaging 12.3 points and 3.8 assists.

For his Mavericks career, Smith posted averages of 14.5 points and 4.9 assists. He appeared in 101 of a possible 132 games with Dallas, having nursed injuries in each of his first two pro seasons. Like Porzingis now, Smith has had to work his way back from an ACL tear, having missed his senior season of high school with the injury in his right knee.

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