Dallas Mavericks Getting Close to Moving on From Former Lottery Pick
What started off as mere rumours has began to garner quite a bit of traction.
The Dallas Mavericks have been quietly shopping former lottery pick Dennis Smith Jr. as there are growing of the pairing of Smith and rookie standout Luka Doncic. Now, it appears as though the trade talks are escalating as the Phoenix Suns and the Orlando Magic are reportedly positioning themselves to make a competitive offer to the Mavs.
Smith has missed the past three games nursing a sore back. The NC State product has averaged 12.6 points per game this season on 44.3% shooting from the field, including 37.5% from long range.
Smith and Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle have clashed at certain points during the season as the duo has struggled at finding a consistent role for the 21 year old guard.