Report: Dallas Mavericks being 'incredibly cautious' about trading valuable asset

May 15, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reacts during the third
May 15, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reacts during the third / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Summer League has come to a close, and the Dallas Mavericks now move on to finish building their roster.

Will they make a trade? Will they sign a new wing with the rest of the mid-level exception, or will they roll with the wings they have?

The answers to these questions will be revealed eventually, but one Mavericks insider gave fans an inside look into what has been going on with the team lately and revealed their plans for one particular trade asset.

Report: Dallas Mavericks being "incredibly cautious" about trading valuable asset

According to Tim Cato of The Athletic (subscription required), the Mavs are being "incredibly cautious" about trading their 2027 first-round pick. This is one of Dallas' most valuable trade assets right now, and they likely aren't going to give it away unless the deal is too good to be true.

If Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving both decide to leave after their contracts are up, that 2027 first-round pick is crucial. They need to be smart about building the best possible team around Doncic and Irving but also have to build for the future.

Dallas displayed the importance of building for the future on draft night as they selected Dereck Lively II and Olivier-Maxence Prosper in the first round.

The Mavs would have disregarded their future if they traded away pick No. 10 and didn't make a selection all night. The two picks that Dallas made look as if they'll benefit this team immediately. Lively II and Prosper look like they will both be anchors to this defense and provide this team with great energy.

Stay tuned to see if the Mavs decide to make any trades this summer and if their 2027 first-round pick will be included. It doesn't sound like it will, but if Dallas sees an offer they love, they could throw it in a deal.