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What is Dennis Smith's trade value if the Mavs make a deal?

Where could Dennis Smith Jr. fit? Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images

Is this the time right for the Dallas Mavericks to move on from Dennis Smith Jr.? And should teams leap at the chance to acquire one of the most touted point guards from the 2017 draft?

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon reported Monday that the Mavericks are escalating trade talks involving Smith, the No. 9 overall pick in 2017. That's no surprise given the questionable fit between Smith and this year's heralded Dallas rookie, Luka Doncic, who has taken over lead ballhandling duties as he has emerged as the heavy favorite for Rookie of the Year.

With Doncic and Smith having played 28 games together, have the Mavericks had enough time for proper evaluation? And is there an opportunity for another team to buy low on Smith? Let's take a look at the answers to those questions.