2. Dennis Smith Jr.
Dennis Smith Jr. was the ninth overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft for the Dallas Mavericks and is now entering the seventh season of his career on his sixth team. His career was off to a promising start, but is now left to a bench role on the Brooklyn Nets.
On July 8, Smith signed a one-year $2 million contract with the Nets. As mentioned before, since the December 15 deadline is later than three months after the contract was signed, that's when he is eligible to be traded.
Like Trendon Watford, Smith has been benefiting due to injuries on the Nets. Ben Simmons has been the starting point guard, Spencer Dinwiddie is coming off the bench, and Cam Thomas has also been a high-value guard. Now that Simmons is hurt, Smith, along with Cam Thomas, has been getting a lot of opportunities to play.
In the 11 games he has played, he has been averaging 5.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists on .397/.368/.875 shooting splits. Most of those numbers are the worst of his career besides his three-point shooting, which is the best of his career.
Smith is another player who will be regulated to a bench role when the Nets roster gets whole again. When they're whole, the Nets may not be great and use Smith as a trading piece later in the season.
Switching gears, somehow Smith Jr. believes a Hot Dog is a Taco.