Most likely Dallas Mavericks to be traded this offseason: 5. Sterling Brown
The Mavs signed Sterling Brown to a two-year $6 million last offseason as they looked to improve their depth. The 6’5 wing had just shot 42.3 percent from 3-point range over 51 games with the Rockets, and Dallas was hoping he would give them another floor spacer off the bench.
Brown was in and out of the rotation this season before falling out down the stretch and being limited to just garbage time minutes in the playoffs. Brown averaged 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12.8 minutes per over 49 games during the regular season.
The 27-year-old is entering the final season of his deal and is set to make $3 million, so he is the perfect salary filler in a trade. Brown represents a low-cost option off the bench that could exceed expectations. If not, he only makes $3 million and will be a free agent in the summer of 2023.
Trey Burke, Marquese Chriss, and Frank Ntilikina are all in the same boat. Burke has a $3.3 million player option that he is likely to pick up with Chriss and the French Prince making just over $2 million each and entering the final seasons of their deals. Burke likely has the lowest trade value because of a trade kicker in his contract.
All four could be dealt away if the right deal comes along, but Sterling Brown is the most likely because he offers wing depth, and he was not part of the Dallas Mavericks playoff rotation.