Dallas Mavericks: Ranking each player from least to most tradable

By Arsal Hussain
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Dallas Mavericks, J.J. Barea
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Dallas Mavericks organization favorites

The next two players hold more value than just their on-court contributions to the Mavs. Both men are veterans and leaders which goes along way in keeping them in Dallas.

6. J.J. Barea

Barea is the most expendable point guard on the team right now. After drafting Jalen Brunson in 2018 and signing Delon Wright last offseason, J.J. has been limited to spot minutes this season. He is used as a spark plug off the bench or as an injury replacement.

The veteran brings important leadership and locker room presence, though. Barea will be a free agent this offseason but expect the Mavericks to sign him back for the veteran minimum if he wants to continue playing.

5. Dwight Powell

Powell was the starting center for the first time in his career this season before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury. The 28-year-old is hoping to be ready for opening night of the 2020-2021 season.

There is debate among Mavs fans who deserves more playing time between Kleber and Powell. Kleber’s talents as a defensive menace seem to win out after DP recovers.

The organization loves Powell’s work ethic and charitable contributions, though. He is an intelligent man who is part of the NBA’s return to play committee. Leadership and hard work will likely keep Powell in Dallas.

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