Dennis Smith Jr. Said Knicks Had Him Eat Octopus During Predraft Meeting

Patrice Gainsbourg
Agosto 14, 2017

The New York Knicks took some heat for passing on explosive guard Dennis Smith this year's draft, but Smith himself is probably glad that they did. User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. But in the case of Dennis Smith Jr., one interested club put him up to an eating challenge.

"We went out to some restaurant and they had me eat some octopus", Smith Jr. So the Knicks, who owned the No. 8 overall pick in this year's draft, arranged a meeting with the North Carolina State product in NY.

"I wanted Malik in NY because I thought he would light it up".

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However, this is not the first time Monk has expressed his surprise about NY passing on him in the draft. "I flew in there, I had a great meeting with them".

The Frank Ntilikina and Dennis Smith Jr. connection will always be a comparison, but for now, Dallas seems to have found the next cornerstone of the franchise.

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