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Dallas Mavericks: 3 most unlikely players to be on next year’s roster

Dallas Mavericks Josh Richardson Tim Hardaway Jr. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks JJ Redick Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks unlikely to be on next year’s roster: 2. J.J. Redick

The Mavs traded for J.J Redick and Nicolo Melli just minutes before the trade deadline. It cost them James Johnson, Wesley Iwundu, and a 2021 second-round pick. The deal did not work as planned for the Mavericks.

Redick was out with a heel injury when Dallas acquired him. He returned in April, but only played in 13 games before it cropped back up. The 36-year-old was unable to play a second in the playoffs.

Redick is fresh off making over $13 million in each of the last two seasons. The Mavericks are unlikely to re-sign the veteran sharpshooter. He may be headed off into retirement or could latch on with another team this offseason. NBA teams value shooting and Redick is one of the league’s best. Do not be surprised to see him earn more than minimum if he decides to lace them up again next season.

Nicolo Melli was healthy but played a total of 18 minutes in their first-round playoff series against the LA Clippers. The 30-year-old is a restricted free agent but is unlikely to be back with the Dallas Mavericks. It will be interesting to see if he stays in the NBA or heads back to Europe next season.

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