Nets guard Dennis Smith Jr. reacts to false report of being traded to Raptors

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Everyone is capable of making mistakes, even top-flight professionals like ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who found himself incorrectly reporting on trade details between the Brooklyn Nets and Toronto Raptors at the 2024 NBA trade deadline.

In a since-deleted post on X (formerly Twitter), the acclaimed NBA Insider reported that Brooklyn was sending both Dennis Smith Jr. and Spencer Dinwiddie to the Raptors in exchange for a return package of Dennis Schroder and Thaddeus Young.

Soon after, Wojnarowski clarified in a follow-up post stating that only the latter would be heading northbound, though the original blunder still managed to give DSJ a bit of a fright as he posted a GIF to his personal account that perfectly expressed his emotions.

Nets' Dennis Smith Jr. reacts to false report of being traded to Raptors

In the comment section, Nets fans were found expressing similar reactions to the news, with one user saying "We were just as scared as you."

In the end, Dinwiddie now officially finds himself heading outbound from the borough, a move that has been anticipated for quite some time now.

Currently in his first season in Brooklyn, Smith has quickly endeared himself to both the coaching staff and the franchise's faithful followers with his high-end energy and impactful defensive efforts.

Through 34 games played the point guard finds himself posting impressive averages of 7.3 points, 4.0 assists, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.2 steals while boasting an efficient defensive plus-minus rating of +1.8, the highest mark on the team out of those who have logged 300 or more minutes played.