However, John Gambadoro of Arizona Sports 98.7 reported the Suns have "no interest" in Smith and that there "is nothing to any report suggesting the Suns have had any conversations with Dallas about him."
The clock started ticking on Smith's Mavericks tenure as soon as the team traded up to acquire the draft rights to Luka Doncic. Smith has been made even more expendable given Doncic's breakout. The Slovenian forward is averaging 20.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists.
Through 28 games, the 2017 first-round draft pick is averaging 12.6 points and 3.9 assists while shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc. However, the Mavs have a minus-5.4 net rating with him on the court compared to a 2.7 rating when he's on the bench, according to NBA.com.
By trading Smith, the Mavericks would be making Doncic their clear lead playmaker and avoiding any potential power struggle down the road. They'd also either add a valuable draft pick or address another area of their roster with whatever they got in return.
The Suns and Magic are so desperate for a young point guard that they might be willing to overpay in order to land Smith. Phoenix is relying on De'Anthony Melton as its starting point, while Orlando is throwing out D.J. Augustin.
In both cases, Smith would be an upgrade.