7 Former, 2 current Dallas Mavericks players listed as 'top NBA trade candidates'

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1. Dorian Finney-Smith

Dorian Finney-Smith is having a career season for the Brooklyn Nets as he's averaging 10.3 points per game off of a blazing 43.5 percent clip from downtown. Finney-Smith is proving naysayers wrong who claimed that the only reason he shot as well as he did in Dallas was because of the spacing and playmaking provided by Luka Doncic.

However, Finney-Smith isn't just winning on the court, as was recently granted a one-day leave of absence from the Nets to go meet his father who had been incarcerated for over 28 years in a Virginia prison. Leading the charge to help Finney-Smith's father get out of his 44-year sentence was none other than Mavericks' alternate governor Mark Cuban.

Finney-Smith was extremely appreciative of Cuban and the Mavericks' efforts in helping him out, and even went on to praise his former team for it.

"I’m just happy to be in this situation where I get to play the game I love. It helped me build relationships where I can meet people who can help me with my situation."

Dorian Finney-Smith

Finney-Smith still has a very strong relationship with the Mavericks' organization, and it's already been reported that Dallas has registered interest in retaining Finney-Smith's services. As cliche as it sounds, Finney-Smith is exactly what this Dallas Mavericks team is missing. The Dallas Mavericks need a bigger-bodied wing who still has good length, as they've been haunted by lengthier opposing wings this season.

Finney-Smith is a great rebounder and Dallas desperately needs more rebounding from the wing position, so Finney-Smith would likely fit seamlessly into the Mavericks' starting lineup alongside either Jones Jr. or Williams at the other wing position.

Finney-Smith is easily the most likely candidate to be traded back to Dallas on this list when you consider Brooklyn's logjam of wings as well as the Mavericks desperately needing a player of Finney-Smith's skill set.

We'll have you covered going forward regarding if Dallas decides to re-acquire Finney-Smith's $13.39 million contract, so stay tuned.