10 Way-too-early 2024 trade deadline candidates Mavericks should monitor

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9. Dorian Finney-Smith

The longtime Maverick was sent to Brooklyn in the Kyrie Irving deal, but the Nets have shopped him this summer. Mikal Bridges and Cameron Johnson are locked in as their starters on the wing, which leaves Doe-Doe fighting with Ben Simmons and Royce O’Neale for minutes. Brooklyn tried to clear their logjam this summer, but they did not find a suitable deal.

If Simmons is healthy and finds his form, the Nets will make a trade at some point. O’Neale and Finney-Smith won't be happy playing 25 minutes per game, and Brooklyn will use them to upgrade at a position of need.

The Mavericks would love to have Doe-Doe back. The 6’7 wing will guard any player on the floor and does not need the ball in his hands. He shot 38.9 percent from 3-point range in his final three years in Dallas, and the 3-and-D wing knows how to maximize his contributions around Luka Doncic.

The Dallas Mavericks love Dorian Finney-Smith and were sad to see him go. If they can get him back at a reasonable price, the front office will certainly consider it before the trade deadline. Doe-Doe could form a dominant defensive forward duo with Grant Williams that could help the Mavs make a deep playoff run.