3 most likely Dallas Mavericks to be traded before 2023 deadline

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks, Christian Wood
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Dallas Mavericks player most likely to be traded before the deadline: 1. Christian Wood

Christian Wood is on an expiring contract, and the two sides have not made traction in extension talks. He will become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, and the Mavs do not want to risk losing him without getting compensation.

Wood is an outstanding offensive big man that can space the floor, knock down shots, and create matchup problems for the defense, but that matters less after the acquisition of Kyrie Irving. Teams can no longer double Luka Doncic freely or Irving will carve them up. Wood is now the team’s third scorer and his touches will decrease with two superstars on the team.

The Mavericks are shopping C-Wood, and the Clippers are rumored to be interested. He is likely to be dealt before Thursday’s deadline. Dallas will be hoping to get a defensive wing back in the trade, but they likely just accept the highest bid in the moments before the final buzzer.

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The Dallas Mavericks are not done making moves. Fans will be treated to Kyrie Irving’s debut with the team on Wednesday night against the rival LA Clippers before Thursday’s deadline madness. Clear your schedules in the hours leading up to the deadline because there will be fireworks that fans will not want to miss.