5 Dallas Mavericks players whose roles aren't safe after the trade deadline

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3. Olivier-Maxence Prosper

Even before the trade deadline, Dallas Mavericks rookie forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper was receiving little to no playing time. He was bouncing around between the Texas Legends and the Mavs, and although he has shown some bright spots throughout his rookie year, he isn't panning out as quickly as many people thought.

Now with the addition of P.J. Washington, Prosper will likely play even less. Not to mention, Maxi Kleber has also taken huge strides in his game as of late and is fully healthy. Washington provides Dallas with a strong power forward who can defend, and that is the mold that Prosper was in for Dallas.

When Prosper steps into the game, he always brings great energy and defense, and the sky is the limit for him. His size, length, energy, defense, and attitude are all things that can help the Mavs, but the depth of the current roster has caused him to fall out of the rotation.

Dallas didn't deal Prosper at the deadline, and he appears to be in their long-term plans, but it may take a few years for him to break the rotation. The Mavs will have to find a good balance of giving him some run while also prioritizing winning, as it is hard for players to fully develop while on the bench.