How Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. is trying to fix his jumper and right the ship

HARRISON, N.Y. — Dennis Smith Jr. needs some water, but first he’s going to have to hit some free throws.It’s another day in the lab at Purchase College’s athletic facility for the Knicks point guard who is approaching a critical juncture of his young career. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, he has to show teams — including his own — that he’s ready to take the next step.Moments ago, Smith had darted up and down the court, baseline to half-court, back to the right corner pocket where he shoots, and swishes, leaning corner-pocket treys. He must get at least five attempts up withi…

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