Second-year man Dennis Smith Jr. won’t join the Dallas Mavericks as the team goes on a two-game road trip. Per Tim MacMahon of ESPN, sources say that the Mavs, who will face the Indiana Pacers and the Orlando Magic, have been communicating with the young guard.
Source: Mavs don't expect Dennis Smith Jr. to join them on upcoming trip to Indiana and Milwaukee but have had productive communication with their young guard. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) January 18, 2019
This news comes in after trade rumors surrounding Dennis Smith Jr. have heightened. Reports reveal that the Mavs have been in talks with the Magic and the Phoenix Suns — two teams who need a point guard. Though he’s listed as out due to an injury, some believe that the Mavs have placed him on the trade block and are thus making the final arrangements.