Dallas Mavericks: Four Players to Monitor at Trade Deadline

By Isaac Harris
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NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Washington Wizards
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John Henson

The story in Milwaukee centers around Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker, but it’s the players around them that Kidd & Co. will have to decide on who surrounds them for the next years to come.

Monroe, Henson, Plumlee, and Teletovic are all paid over $10 million a year in the front court. You also have Kris Middleton on the books for over $15 million a year and a new massive extension for Antetokounmpo kicking in next year. Then you have Parker coming up for an extension next Fall.

So who is the odd man out?

With first round pick, Thon Maker, on the bench, the offensive presence of Monroe in the second unit, and a possible desire for a more banging, defensive anchor down low, it wouldn’t be crazy to see a scenario in which Henson could be on the move.

For Dallas, monitoring these types of financial conundrums around the league could be crucial in the rebuilding stage.

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