3 Contracts the Dallas Mavericks must shed during the offseason

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The NBA All-Star break has come and gone, and the Dallas Mavericks are now 33-23 after their 123-113 win over the Phoenix Suns last night.

This was the fourth game that Daniel Gafford and P.J. Washington had played in since being acquired by the Mavs, and both players continue to prove that they are great fits next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

Their defense and rebounding must not go unnoticed, and Washington is turning into Dallas' defensive stopper that they desperately needed.

3 Contracts the Dallas Mavericks must shed during the offseason

While the Mavs are in a great spot, and they have been able to shed several bad contracts over the last few months, there are still a few contracts that they may look to move this summer. This roster looks like they can go contend right now, but things can change quickly.

Here are three contracts that the Dallas Mavericks may look to shed this summer.

3. Dwight Powell

Before trading for Daniel Gafford, the Dallas Mavericks heavily relied on Dwight Powell. He was playing on a nightly basis and even started in eight games.

Since the trade, Powell has hardly been playing, and his $4 million annually from the contract he signed last summer is not ideal for a third-string center. He has not been playing the best this season either, and this type of money for a player who is not in the rotation is not ideal.

$4 million annually over the next few years is not awful, but it's not great either. The Mavs now have a dynamic center duo of Gafford and Dereck Lively II, and his services aren't needed as much. Powell has started over 250 games for the Mavs in his career, and he would be dearly missed, but his play has declined.

Powell remains a great leader and always brings great vibes, but he could be someone that Dallas looks to move if they try to free up some money this summer.

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