Dennis Smith Jr.

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  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. will return to the team for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

    This means that Smith is out for Monday's game, but it's good to see Smith and the Mavs are on better terms. With constant trade rumors swirling, it now appears DSJ will remain a Maverick. Even when healthy, he wasn't a great fantasy option in standard leagues.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (illness) is questionable on Sunday vs. the Bucks.

    DSJ has missed the past five games with this illness and things aren't looking good for him. With Luka Doncic now running the show in Dallas they just don't need Smith as much as they once did. He's not worth owning in standard leagues.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    While the Mavs are believed to have had "productive communication" with Dennis Smith Jr., he is not expected to rejoin the team for their next two games.

    So we can just drop the facade that he's sick, yes? Smith's been heavily mentioned in trade rumors of late and today it was reported that the Mavs would like to reconcile and would like to keep him around as plan A. That's not an obvious leverage play or anything. Smith's fit next to Luka Doncic is an issue and he's reportedly drawn the ire of Rick Carlisle, but for now it appears as though the Mavs are going to remain steadfast in their trade demands for last year's first-round pick. Smith is not an option in standard leagues, and it'd take the perfect landing spot for him to become one this year.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    According to a report from ESPN, the Mavs are optimistic that Dennis Smith Jr. can end the season with the team and that the relationship between player and organization can be reconciled.

    Smith has grown frustrated with his role and butted heads with Rick Carlisle, though this report reeks of the Mavs trying to do some damage control amidst lots of trade rumors flying around. Obviously they won't swing a deal unless they feel they're getting good value back for a former lottery pick, but at the moment they're operating from a position of decreased leverage. For what it's worth, it's expected that Carlisle would have no issues continuing to coach Smith. His long-term fit beside Luka Doncic is a much larger factor than anything else.

    Source: ESPN

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (illness) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game.

    Smith is still under the weather and won't even be in the arena, per Rick Carlisle. Because nothing is ever drama-free in the NBA, Smith tweeted earlier this afternoon about meeting a fan while out for lunch. He must really be feeling it. The trade rumors will continue to swirl here until a move gets made.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game but the listed reason is an illness, not the back tightness that's caused him to miss the last three games.

    It's likely nothing but it is interesting timing considering it broke yesterday that the Mavs have increased their efforts to trade the sophomore guard. The Suns, Magic and Pistons have been rumored to be interested though reports out of Arizona have since refuted that claim. Smith has simply been overtaken by Luka Doncic as a primary ball-handler and the Mavs would like to get more assets for the future in exchange for a 20-year-old who's still loaded with upside. Smith isn't an option in 12-team fantasy leagues this year, but that could change with a trade. As for Wednesday, Maxi Kleber or Jalen Brunson will likely draw the start if Smith can't play.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports is reporting that the Suns are not interested in Dennis Smith Jr. and that they didn’t have any conversations with the Mavs about him.

    The story behind this report is how Gambadoro is close to owner Robert Sarver so we will take this with a grain of salt. It’s clear at this point that the Mavs are trying to drive DSJ’s price up so we wouldn’t expect a deal to happen soon.

    Source: John Gambadoro on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Game notes have Dennis Smith Jr. (back tightness) listed as questionable for tonight’s game against the Spurs.

    DSJ has now missed the last three games while Woj reported that the Mavs continue to discuss potential deals in order to move him. Luka Doncic has been nothing short of spectacular and the franchise is making the call to move forward with him as the de facto point guard. Smith is worth holding or taking a flyer in deeper leagues, as a potential trade could open up more opporunitites for him, but he has struggled to remain healthy this season.

    Source: Mavs Game Notes

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    As per Adrian Wojnarowski, the Mavs are in advanced talks with both the Suns and Magic as potential trade partners for Dennis Smith Jr. (back).

    It looks like the Mavs are ready to move on from their prized (on draft day) pick and go all-in on Luka Doncic as their do-it-all point guard. Stay tuned for updates.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (mid back tightness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game.

    DSJ will be missing his third straight game and should not be held onto. His play when healthy wasn't worth holding onto. With J.J. Barea (torn Achilles) out for the season, Jalen Brunson should get a lot of run going forward. Maxi Kleber may draw the start with Luka Doncic sliding down to guard. Devin Harris has some upside for assist-needy owners with DSJ and Barea out. The hope is for DSJ to practice Monday and play this week.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (mid back tightness) is questionable ahead of Sunday's game.

    Smith has missed the last two games because of the issue. His performance hasn't warranted ownership in 12-team leagues this year and J.J. Barea's season-ending injury probably isn't enough to push him over the top on that front, either. Jalen Brunson would likely be asked to start in Smith's place if he couldn't play, though the Mavs have alternated between Brunson and big man Maxi Kleber.

    Source: NBA.com

  • J.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (lower leg) left Friday’s game in the fourth quarter and finished the win over the Wolves with 16 points, seven assists and a three.

    Coach Rick Carlisle said that Barea will get an MRI tomorrow so we’ll relay the results when they come in. Barea is constantly injured and if he has to miss time it could be Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris who benefit assuming Dennis Smith Jr. misses more time with back tightness.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. (mid back tightness) has been ruled out for Friday's game against Minnesota after not traveling with the team.

    The Mavericks only have one road game, so this does not necessarily mean DSJ is out for multiple games. It will be his second straight game missed. Jalen Brunson should be a fine streamer with DSJ out while J.J. Barea can help assist-needy teams; Devin Harris gets a slight deep league bump.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Dennis Smith Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks

    Dennis Smith Jr. is out of Wednesday's game vs. Suns with back tightness.

    With DSJ sitting this one out, expect to see J.J. Barea pop with some extra helpings of assists and some points. Smith Jr. has been awful this season when he's played and these missed games only serve to further shove his outlook down the dumpster.

    Source: Jeff Wilson on Twitter