The Dallas Mavericks are optimistic that they can reconcile and move forward with point guard Dennis Smith Jr. and are insistent they won’t trade their 2017 lottery pick unless they get good value in return, sources told ESPN.
The Mavs have shopped Smith, 21, throughout the season but haven’t received any offers that have tempted them to pull the trigger on trading a player whom the Dallas front office still believes has potential to develop into a star, sources said.
“Plan A is still to fix this,” a team source told ESPN.
Source: Tim MacMahon of ESPN
Report: Hawks Promote, Extend Travis Schlenk
The Hawks have promoted Travis Schlenk to president of basketball operations in addition to extending his contract
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) August 19, 2019
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
Sources: Justin Anderson, Wizards Working Toward Deal
The Wizards and former first-round pick Justin Anderson are working toward a training camp contract, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA.
— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) August 19, 2019
Source: Fred Katz on Twitter
Sources: Grizzlies Grant Lakers Permission to Speak with Dwight Howard
The Grizzlies are granting the Los Angeles Lakers permission to speak with Dwight Howard, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 18, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter