6 Dallas Mavericks players who are eligible to be traded, 6 who aren't

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6. Eligible to be traded: Dereck Lively II

The Dallas Mavericks' best move of the offseason is clear, and it didn't come through free agency. On draft day, Mavs owner Mark Cuban said the team's No. 1 need was adding a rim protector. Later that day, they drafted Dereck Lively II with the No. 12 overall pick and he has been excellent for Dallas.

In 20 games, Lively II is averaging 9.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game while shooting 74.8 percent from the floor. He has been an essential piece for Dallas since joining the squad, and his potential is through the roof.

Although Lively II is eligible to be traded at this point of the season, I don't see Dallas moving him under any circumstances. He may be Dallas' second-highest priority behind Luka Doncic, and it seems as if he will be the Mavs' starting big man for years to come.

The best part of Lively II's game is his ability to protect the rim and operate in the pick and roll with Doncic. He and Luka have outstanding chemistry, and they already have become one of the best pick and roll duos in the NBA.

Lively II looks like he could be a future All-Star, and if he continues to develop at this rate, the league could be in trouble.