The Dallas Mavericks could not land their top target in free agency, but they did improve their roster. Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown were signed to add shooting, perimeter defense, and wing depth. The Mavs traded Josh Richardson for Moses Brown and re-signed Tim Hardaway Jr. and Boban Marjanovic. They improved on the margins but failed to jump into title contention.
The organization’s biggest move of the offseason was agreeing to a historic contract extension with Luka Doncic. The 22-year-old superstar cannot become a free agent until 2026, meaning he will be in Dallas leading the Mavericks for the foreseeable future.
The Mavs made moves this offseason, but in recent years, they have not always worked out. Could some of the newly acquired players be gone by the trade deadline? Let us take a look back at recent history before diving into which players might be dealt away.
Could newly acquired Dallas Mavericks be dealt away before trade deadline?
In the 2020 offseason, the Mavs traded for Josh Richardson and Tyler Bey, drafted Josh Green and Tyrell Terry, and signed James Johnson and Wesley Iwundu. Only two of those players are still on the roster less than one year later. Both Johnson and Iwundu were dealt away before the trade deadline to acquire J.J. Redick. The Mavericks signed two players, realized they were not the right fits, and traded them before finishing one full season.
Since the Dallas Mavericks did not have any draft picks this offseason, the newly acquired players were expanded to be ones picked up since the start of Nov. 2020. Here are the three most likely to be moved by the trade deadline.