5 Mavericks most likely to be traded during the 2022-23 season

Tyler Watts
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Dallas Mavericks most likely to be traded this season: 3. Spencer Dinwiddie

The Mavs are over the luxury tax line and are projected to pay the tax for the first time since 2011. Dallas would need to match salaries in any trade, and Dinwiddie could be the key contract to include if the Mavs land another well-paid option.

Dinwiddie was lights out after joining the Mavericks at last season's trade deadline. He averaged 15.2 points and 3.9 assists before helping Dallas reach the conference finals. Dinwiddie should be in line for massive minutes as the team’s second playmaker behind Luka Doncic.

The Mavericks are already light on ball handling, so they won’t be eager to move Dinwiddie, but the 6’5 guard is not stopping them from making a larger deal. If Dallas can acquire a second star or key rotation piece, they are going to do it without thinking twice.

Spencer Dinwiddie is set to make $20.1 million this season, and he has $10.0 million guaranteed for next season. If the 6’5 guard plays 50 games this year, he triggers an option that makes his entire $21.0 million salary guaranteed.

Rebuilding teams will not be eager to pay him, but Dinwiddie could be flipped to improve their return. The Mavs gave up Kristaps Porzingis and a second-round pick to acquire Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans from the Washington Wizards at last season’s deadline, so the 6’5 guard could easily be traded again for a draft pick.