6 Dallas Mavericks players who could potentially be traded this week

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3. Grant Williams

Grant Williams has been battling knee soreness over the last few days and has missed the last couple of games, but he is someone who could be moved this week.

Dallas acquired Grant Williams via a three-team sign and trade in June as they sent Reggie Bullock and a first-round pick swap to the San Antonio Spurs. In exchange, Dallas landed Williams and two second-round picks.

Although Williams has gone through a recent shooting slump, I think he is likely someone that Dallas would want to avoid trading. He has been a great leader and floor spacer since arriving with the team, and his fit into the team culture is perfect.

In 19 games this season, Williams is averaging 9.8 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game and is shooting over 40 percent from downtown. A floor-stretching power forward who can also defend multiple positions is someone Dallas needed, especially with Maxi Kleber's decline.

Williams also brings a level of toughness that helps set the tone for this team. In Dallas' recent game with the Los Angeles Lakers, Williams and LeBron James got tangled up on the first play of the game and Williams was elected a foul.

Some may have said getting a foul less than 10 seconds into the game is an awful idea, but this play showed the physicality that Williams and the Mavs would be bringing that game and Dallas ended up winning. He also has vast playoff experience and has played in the NBA Finals before.