Smith (illness) will remain out for Monday's game against Milwaukee, but will rejoin the team Tuesday, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports. "I am excited to announce Dennis Smith Jr. will rejoin the team on Tuesday," coach Rick Carlisle said in a short. "Dennis and I spoke at length today. He is feeling better and plans to resume workouts in preparation for his return."
Smith and the Mavs have been engaged in somewhat of a stalemate over the last couple of weeks, with Smith essentially taking a leave of absence from the team while the two sides decide his future. After ramping up efforts to deal the 2017 first-round pick, the Mavs have apparently pulled back on trade talks and now hope to repair their relationship with Smith. "I don't know exactly what's going on, but I know one thing: This kid is a team guy, and he loves being with his teammates, and he really respects his teammates," Carlisle said in a recent radio interview. "This is just my feeling, is that he's being told to stay away for whatever reason. I just don't want people out there to think he is snubbing the Mavs or anything like that." Carlisle all but confirmed that the "illness" designation is a facade, but Smith will nonetheless miss a sixth straight game Monday before getting back into the rotation Tuesday, when the Mavs return home to host the Clippers.
Smith (illness) is slated to join the Mavericks for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Smith will miss Monday's contest against Milwaukee, his sixth straight game, although it's good to hear the former NC State star will rejoin the team after a significant absence. He's expected to dress and take the court for Dallas, although he may be on a minutes limit.
Smith (illness) won't play Saturday against the Pacers, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Amidst swirling trade rumors, Smith will be sidelined for a fifth straight contest. His next opportunity to take the floor arrives Monday against the Bucks.
Smith (illness) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Pacers, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
It was reported yesterday that Smith, after missing the last four games, was not expected to travel with the team on their upcoming two-game road trip, but the Mavericks won't rule out the point guard just yet. There appears to be some tension between the team and Smith after rumors swirled regarding the point guard being traded, but Dallas is apparently striving to make it work now. Whether Smith is actually dealing with an illness is unknown, but he likely won't see the floor again until the air is cleared in this scenario.
Smith (illness) isn't expected to join the team on their upcoming road trip, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Smith has missed the last four games due to back soreness and illness, and he figures to remain in Dallas when the Mavs travel to Indiana and Milwaukee over the next few days. While Dallas initially looked as though they were closing in on a trade involving Smith, they failed to receive any enticing offers and appear content holding onto the 21-year-old guard for now. Smith will likely remain on the shelf for the next few contests, although he should have a chance to take the court Tuesday against the Clippers.
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