6 Dallas Mavericks at risk of being traded this summer

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2. P.J. Washington

When the Dallas Mavericks traded for P.J. Washington at the trade deadline, it was a move that seemingly every Mavs fan loved. Dallas got rid of Grant Williams, a player whom most fans had soured on, and acquired someone who is better than Williams on both ends of the floor.

This season for the Mavs, Washington is averaging 11.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.9 blocks per game while shooting 44.5 percent from the field and 28.9 percent from downtown. Washington has been excellent on defense for Dallas, but last night's game against Oklahoma City was a concerning performance for Washington.

He shot 1-11 from the field and 0-7 from downtown while turning the ball over two times. Many of Washington's 3-point attempts were wide open, and he was failing to cash them in. No one was expecting Washington to be an elite 3-point shooter when the Mavs traded for him, but he has to be respectable.

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving create some of the most open looks in the league, and if Washington can't cash in these open looks, Dallas may want to look elsewhere. Washington struggles as a shooter from the corners, and Doncic and Irving create tons of these shots.

It seems extremely unlikely that the Mavs trade Washington this summer and give up on him, but if they think they can upgrade or chase a trade for a big fish, they may have to include him in that deal.