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Players the Dallas Mavericks let walk in free agency

The Mavs have eight players that can hit the open market this offseason. They will have interest in re-signing plenty of them, but others they should let go to improve their roster.

Dallas Mavericks part ways with Josh Richardson

The Mavs traded Seth Curry for J-Rich on draft night 2020, but the deal did not work out as planned. Richardson struggled in Dallas and slipped out of the rotation in the playoffs. He has an $11.6 million player option for next season, but will likely be searching for a larger role on another team.

Dallas Mavericks let Tim Hardaway Jr. walk

Dallas chooses cap space over re-sign Hardaway Jr. The 29-year-old wing is one of the top free agents on the market and is likely to command a four-year deal worth north of $80 million. The Mavericks avoid overpaying THJ and look elsewhere in free agency.

Dallas Mavericks set J.J. Redick and Nicolo Mell free

The Mavs acquired Redick and Melli from the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline. The 37-year-old sharpshooter suffered a season-ending injury and may need surgery. Melli can be a restricted free agent, but Dallas should let both players find new teams this summer.

Dallas Mavericks should decline Willie Cauley-Stein’s team option

The Mavs have a $4.1 million team option on Cauley-Stein. It is a reasonable deal for a backup big man, but they choose to maximize their cap space by declining the option.

Next: Free agents to keep