Smith has fallen out of the mix in Dallas due to his injury history and the emergence of rookie Luka Doncic this season.
Smith, 21, has a promising rookie season, in which he posted 15.2 PPG and 5.2 APG for Dallas in 69 games for the Mavericks.
Smith has been limited to only 3 games in Decembers due to a wrist injury.
Per Stein’s report, the Mavericks are “at least gauging [the] market” for Smith and are “plotting” to build their roster around Doncic.
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Jimmy Butler Trade Off for Now
According to The Athletic’s Tim Cato, the three-team trade between the 76ers, Heat, and Dallas Mavericks sending Butler down to Miami is off, and the Heat must now find a team other than Dallas to complete the deal.
Dallas had agreed to be the third team in the trade, with the understanding that they would get Derrick Jones Jr., but the Heat instead wanted to ship Goran Dragic to Dallas.
Dallas eventually backed off the deal saying that absorbing his deal would be too much, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein.
Mavericks Planning to Make Offer to Tobias Harris
Although the Mavs are looking to be aggressive in the free agent market with over $28 million in cap space available, they won’t be throwing a ton of money around, as they are planning to make a less-than max offer to Harris.
The Mavericks expect the Sixers to flex their financial muscle to keep Harris in Philadelphia.
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