Ranking the Dallas Mavericks trade assets
TIER 3: Spencer Dinwiddie, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber, Christian Wood, Reggie Bullock
The Mavs have several veterans that would interest opposing teams if they shifted into sell mode. Contending teams are always searching for quality role players that can impact their rotation, but Dallas wants to compete. They have no desire to move these players, but they could likely net a protected first-round pick for each if the front office shopped them.
Spencer Dinwiddie has been fantastic since the Mavericks acquired him at the 2022 trade deadline. The 6’5 guard is averaging 16.9 points, 5.3 assists, and 3.0 rebounds in 33.9 minutes per game this season. He is shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 39.9 percent on his threes. The Wizards were eager to dump Dinwiddie just one year ago, but his value has jumped in Dallas, and teams would certainly be offering a first-round pick to acquire him.
Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock are both having down seasons, but contending teams are always searching for 3-and-D wings. Both would have plenty of value on the market, and the Mavericks turned down offers of a first-round pick for DFS at last season’s deadline.
Maxi Kleber is the team’s defensive glue and a sought-after option on the trade market. He is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, but the 6’10 big man is hopeful he can return before the All-Star break. Kleber’s ability to protect the rim, defend on the perimeter, and sink open 3-pointers makes him unique and every team would love to have him.
The Dallas Mavericks traded a late first-round pick for Christian Wood during the offseason, and they could likely recoup similar value for the veteran big man if they moved on before Feb. 9.