The Dallas Mavericks are not satisfied. They have been knocked out in the first round of the playoffs two consecutive years, despite having one of the top five players in the NBA in Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old took his game to another level in the postseason, but the more talented Clippers got the last laugh.
The Mavs need to upgrade their roster this offseason. They have the toughest piece to acquire but must get him more help if they plan on contending for a championship in 2022 and beyond. Dallas can create $34 million in cap space, but the free-agent class lacks a true superstar. The Mavericks could decide that trades are their best route to upgrading the roster.
Dallas will have to give value to get it back in any deal. They can only trade their 2027 or 2028 first-round draft pick because they are limited by the Stepien Rule and have moved or protected other selections in prior deals. That means giving up a skilled player. Who are the current most valuable Mavs?
Ranking the 5 Dallas Mavericks with the most trade value
Free agents were eliminated from this ranking, so Tim Hardaway Jr., J.J. Redick, and Boban Marjanovic could be selected. The Mavs technically have ten players under contract right now. Josh Richardson would make 11 if he accepts his player option. They also have a team option on Willie Cauley-Stein that could push their number to nine before free agency kicks off on Aug. 2.
Here are the five current Dallas Mavericks with the most trade value. Their one tradable first-round draft choice would slot third if ranking their most prized trade assets.