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Ranking the Dallas Mavericks roster from most to least likely to stay

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks unexpectedly reached the Western Conference Finals behind an incredible run from superstar Luka Doncic. His supporting cast stepped up on both ends of the floor, but it was the 23-year-old’s greatness that sent Dallas on their first playoff run since winning the championship in 2011. Doncic averaged 31.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.8 steals over his 15 postseason games, and he proved to be an unstoppable force throughout.

The Mavs weaknesses were on display in the postseason. They needed more depth and an upgrade at the five. They finished 15th of the 16 playoff teams in rebounds per game, and Dallas struggled to protect the rim as they went small. General manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison made it clear that Dallas needed to add rebounding this summer.

The Mavericks wasted no time as they traded four players that were outside of their playoff rotation and the 26th overall pick in the 2022 draft for Christian Wood. Harrison could not pass up the chance to add a stretch five that can score 17-plus a night. Dallas cleared up their roster jam at the backend, but they are far from done making moves.

Ranking the Dallas Mavericks roster from most to least likely to stay

The Mavs want to be title contenders, and the front office will do whatever possible to improve their roster around Luka Doncic. It could mean more trades or just signing upgrades in free agency. Dallas is still working the phones and looking for a deal that is impossible to pass up.

The Dallas Mavericks already traded four players from last year’s roster, but will there be more? How does Christian Wood fit into the team’s plans? Here is a look at their roster to rank the players from most to least likely to stay in Dallas, starting with the unquestioned untouchable.

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