Dallas Mavericks: Could Dennis Smith Jr. Make the All-Star Team?
This year’s class of rookies hit with a bang and anyone who got a top-10 choice in the draft new they were getting some big time help for their roster. Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, DeAaron Fox, Jayson Tatum and the rest of the guys picked immediately had big shoes to fill. Dennis Smith Jr. is no exception to that group.
However, when highlights and rumors about a 48″ vertical started getting around, Smith’s popularity started thundering forward, and not just in Dallas. People all over the US are aware of this kid and, if he delivers, people will know.
Lonzo Ball in LAL is probably the most popular pick for a rookie to make the All-Star game, but if it comes down to fan votes nationwide, I believe that DSJ will have a bigger following once people see him play. Plus, a lot of people are going to vote against Lavar Ball no matter what.
(Obviously it will take some injuries for this to happen, considering the guard heavy western conference.)