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Knicks taking a good long look at Dennis Smith Jr.

Knicks taking a good long look at Dennis Smith Jr.
Published On: Wed, Jun 07
Jan 7, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ish Smith (1) drives past Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schroder (17) during the second quarter of the game at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Former North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. will work out for the Knicks on Wednesday, according to a league source.
Smith, who arrived in New York on Tuesday, also has plans to work out with the Celtics, Lakers and Sixers " the top three teams in the June 22 draft.

However, many mock drafts have Smith falling to the Knicks at No. 8 because of Smiths defensive shortcomings in the pick-and-roll, he is just two years removed from ACL surgery and he was unable to help improve N.C. States record (15-17) last season.

Has to work on his defense and floor leadership, one NBA scout said.

His coach at N.C. State, Marc Gottfried, predicted to The Post recently Smith wont be there at No. 8, claiming Smiths athleticism is on par with Russell Westbrooks.

The ACC Freshman of the Year posted two triple-doubles this season " the first time a player has done that against ACC competition " and averaged 18.2 points and 6.3 assists.

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