The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off a run to the conference finals, and they entered the offseason eager to improve their frontcourt. They traded for Christian Wood and signed JaVale McGee to solve their rebounding and rim protection woes. The Mavs lost Jalen Brunson in free agency, but they have more depth heading into the 2022-2023 season.
Brunson was the best player to change teams in free agency, and there was plenty of movement this summer. The Donovan Mitchell trade headlined the action, but former Mavericks were changing teams left and right. Dallas has had a high turnover rate in recent years, so their list of former players keeps growing.
Where did the former Mavs end up? Here is a rundown of the 11 who switched teams this summer with a look back at their time in Dallas and what to expect him their next stop.
Former Dallas Mavericks who changed teams this offseason: Rockets get 4 former Mavs in trade
The Houston Rockets pulled off a blockbuster trade with the Mavs before the NBA Finals finished. Christian Wood came to Dallas for the 26th overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, Sterling Brown, Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, and Marquese Chriss. All four players were outside the team’s playoff rotation, and the deal helped the Mavericks open space to add in free agency.
Everyone will miss Boban. The 7’4 big man was close with Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic, and he finished second in the Teammate of the Year voting in 2022. Marjanovic is expected to make the Rockets roster.
Houston has 16 players on guaranteed deals heading into training camp, so Chriss, Burke, Brown, and Bobi will all be fighting for a roster spot heading into the regular season. If one gets cut, the Mavericks cannot re-sign them unless they are traded to another team first.