Sources: Mavericks Escalating Trade Talks for Dennis Smith Jr.

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The Dallas Mavericks are escalating discussions to find a trade for point guard Dennis Smith Jr., league sources tell ESPN. Phoenix and Orlando have engaged in ongoing talks with Mavs. Smith Jr., has sat out three straight games with what team has termed a sore back.

Pistons have talked to the Mavs about Dennis Smith Jr., per sources.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Mitch Lawrence on Twitter