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Dallas Mavericks In Talks To Trade Dennis Smith, Jr.

January 14, 2019 - 8:42 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Dallas Mavericks are escalating discussions to trade point guard Dennis Smith, Jr. 

The Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic have had ongoing discussions about a possible trade with Dallas, according to ESPN.

Smith has sat out of the last three games with what the team says is a sore back. However, Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that there's motivaton in the organization to find him Smith a new home after he and coach Rick Carlisle haven't be able to get on the same page.

The 21-year-old North Carolina State alum was the Mavericks No. 9 overall pick in the 2017 draft. He averages 12.6 points and 3.9 assists in 27.7 minutes per game this season.