Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr.

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Dennis Smith Jr. To Return Tonight vs Pelicans

December 28, 2018 - 11:23 am

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Mavs will get a big boost to their backcourt as sophomore guard Dennis Smith Jr. is set to return to action against the Pelicans tonight in New Orleans, per Bobby Karalla.  

Smith Jr. has missed the last six games and 10 out of the last 11 with a right wrist sprain. Dallas went 4-6 in those games. 

During his absence, Smith Jr. was subjected to various trade rumors. According to ESPN's Tim MacMahon, the Mavs are gauging the trade market for the former NC State guard. 

MacMahon added that Smith's wrist injury isn't helping the Mavs evaluate his trade market or his ability to co-exist with rookie Donic.