7 Dallas Mavericks players who definitely shouldn't be back next year

Dallas Mavericks, Tim Hardaway Jr., Dwight Powell
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1. Tim Hardaway Jr.

The Dallas Mavericks have two elite scorers on their roster and both struggle to defend on the perimeter. They are not going to struggle to score with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving on the floor, but the Mavs must improve on the other end. Dallas needs a defensive-minded wing that can sink open looks.

Hardaway Jr. is not the ideal fit. The Mavericks shopped him before the deadline, and they are likely to do it again this summer. THJ has been a key shot-maker since coming to Dallas in 2019, but he is a bit undersized for a wing and he does not provide enough defense.

His contract also becomes more manageable this summer as Hardaway Jr. has just two years and $34.1 million left on his deal. Some team is likely willing to give him a chance as a marksman coming off the bench at that price, and the Mavs should be looking to move on.

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Can the Dallas Mavericks improve their roster this offseason? The first order of business will be re-signing Kyrie Irving, but Dallas cannot be done there. They must find multiple upgrades if they want to be back in the playoffs in 2024 with a shot to make a deep run. Can they make it happen? Stay tuned to find out.