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5 most likely Dallas Mavericks to be traded away during 2022 offseason

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The Dallas Mavericks made a surprise run to the Western Conference Finals behind superstar Luka Doncic by defeating the Utah Jazz and Phoenix Suns in their first two playoff series wins since 2011. Doncic cemented himself as one of the league’s best players, but the roster around him must improve if the Mavs are going to win a championship.

Luka’s supermax extension kicks in this offseason, and the Mavericks are projected to be over the luxury tax line even before re-signing Jalen Brunson. They will not have cap space to work with, so their path to upgrading their roster is the trade market. Dallas dealt Kristaps Porzingis at the deadline to gain flexibility, but how will they use it this summer?

If the Mavericks are going to pull off a trade to improve their roster, that means pieces will have to go out in return. Dallas can deal their 2022 first-round pick on draft night, but they owe a protected 2023 first rounder to the Knicks. Unless the Mavs eliminate that protection, they cannot trade another first until 2027, but they would be willing to if it meant significantly upgrading their roster.

5 most likely Dallas Mavericks to be traded in the 2022 offseason

Jalen Brunson was excluded from consideration because he is a free agent. The Mavericks are still the favorites to re-sign the 6’1 guard, but he will explore his options on the open market before making a firm decision. If he decides to play elsewhere, expect the Mavs to attempt to figure out a sign-and-trade that gets them some assets in return.

The Dallas Mavericks will struggle to land another star as their trade assets are limited. Expect Dallas to try to plug holes in their roster this offseason, and here are their five most likely players to be dealt.