NBA Rumors: Jalen Smith, Suns, Paul Millsap, 76ers, Kings

Suns center/forward Jalen Smith said he is trying to stay focused despite the constant trade rumors surrounding his name.Jalen Smith

“I just try to stay away from it as best as I can, just continue to control what I can control,” he said on PHNX Suns Podcast. “At the end of the day it’s outside noise, nothing happens until it actually happens. Everyday I just come here and do my job, and trying to get better each and every day.”

Smith, 21, is 6-foot-10 and is making significantly more of a contribution this season, his second in the NBA. The No. 10 overall pick in 2020, he is averaging 6.6 points and 5.5 rebounds in the first 22 games.

He appeared in just 27 games all of last season, leading to his name churning on the offseason rumor mill. He remains there today, with the Feb. 10 deadline fast approaching.

The Celtics are one team that’s believed to have at least a passing interest in Smith.

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