Dennis Smith Jr.
G - FA
Dennis Smith Jr, who has been dealing with an elbow injury, has been waived by the Trailblazers.
DSJ has played well in limited time for the Blazers this year, averaging a fantasy point per minute, but has not gotten many opportunities, due to the emergence of Anfernee Simons. Teams will have until Wednesday to claim Smith Jr, at which time he will become an unrestricted free agent.
According to Casey Holdahl, Dennis Smith Jr. (elbow) has been ruled out Wednesday vs. Memphis.
Smith Jr will join a long list of players out for the Blazers on Wednesday including Eric Bledsoe (left Achilles), Joe Ingles (left knee), Keon Johnson (right ankle), Damian Lillard (core muscle recovery), Nassir Little (left shoulder recovery), and Didi Louzada (left knee). Both CJ Elleby and Trendon Watford should continue to see extended minutes in the rotation.
Per the NBA Injury Report, Dennis Smith Jr. (elbow) has been ruled out on Monday vs. the Bucks.
After suffering the elbow injury during a 22-minute stint against the Lakers on 2/9, Smith Jr will be absent for his second consecutive game on Monday. In his absence, Keljin Blevins, Trendon Watford, Elijah Hughes, and Greg Brown will combine to soak up most of Smith's minutes.
Dennis Smith Jr will not play Saturday against the Knicks, due to an elbow injury.
Anfernee Simons will start at PG, and play all the minutes he can handle on Saturday. Ben McLemore will get some run at point guard, as Eric Bledsoe remains on the injury report after being traded from the Clippers.
Per Blake Murphy, Dennis Smith Jr. is probable for Sunday's matchup against the Raptors.
Dennis Smith Jr. joins Nassir Little as probable against Toronto on Sunday. The Blazers already have a number of starters out, so they will be hoping Smith Jr. is good to go.