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Dallas Mavs ‘Noise’: Stephen A. Smith on Luka Doncic vs. Kristaps Porzingis ‘Jealousy’

DALLAS – We have to go all the way back to the early days of Dirk Nowitzki to recall a time when Dallas Mavericks fans wished for more coverage of the local NBA team.

“Why don’t they ever put our Mavs on ‘SportsCenter’?” we used to gripe.

We are experiencing advancement in that area, however. Of course, it takes the hiring of Jason Kidd as head coach to awaken the good people of Bristol. And, of course, when it comes to the core of the story, the good people of Bristol – led by Stephen A. Smith – are literally three months late to the story.

But welcome, welcome all!

ESPN’s Smith recently reported on “noise” coming out of DFW about “jealousy” from Kristaps Porzingis directed at Luka Doncic. Smith cited “my sources in Dallas” as the fuel for his report, which he did not deliver in his usual bombastic

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CJ McCollum, Kristaps Porzingis and more

As we get closer and closer to crowning the 2020-21 NBA champion, a bunch of teams are already preparing to set themselves up to make a run at the trophy next season through the trade market.

Various teams are also getting ready for the future, but the more distant one, in that their interest in the trade market is related to unloading big contracts and preparing to rebuild.

As such, the trade rumors in the NBA have been hot and heavy recently even though the season isn’t even over yet.

Below, check out the new installment of our Trade Rumor Rankings series, which ranks the five players who have appeared most on our Trade Rumors Page over the previous seven days.

CJ McCollum (Portland)

With the Portland Trail Blazers’ most recent disappointing playoff exit, it’s only natural that speculation about the team’s immediate future would be almost instant. And that’s

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