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I really think we need to pump the breaks on Dennis Smith to the Mavs. Rick Carlisle doesn’t really have a great track record with rookies, or with point guards who have a tendency to slack on defense. Look at his history with Rondo and Jason Kidd for examples of what he does with a player whos not playing at 100%. I think he’ll give Smith more rope than he gave those two, but I don’t see Smith cracking the starting lineup till mid season at best. The good news is that Smith going to the Mavs will expose Smiths greatest weakness on day one and could end up correcting it. If thats the case, look at NBA.

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