Ranking the Dallas Mavericks from least to most valuable trade value: 3-1
3. Jaden Hardy
I think Hardy is the future point guard of this team, and I don’t see the Mavericks moving him in a trade unless it’s for a pretty good haul. Once Kyrie Irving leaves the Mavericks, Hardy will be ready to take on the starting point guard role for this team. Out of all the young talent on the roster other than Doncic, Hardy has the most value.
In the meantime, I can see the Mavericks have him run the second-string offense, allowing him to continue to grow as a point guard. The Mavericks also need a young core that knows what to do when veterans leave once their contract is up or gets traded.
2. Kyrie Irving
Irving just recently signed a three-year, $126 million deal this offseason. The reason why he is such a valuable trade asset is that any playoff team needing a point guard would pay big to add him to their roster. The Mavericks could get some really good draft picks and even better players that will complement Luka Doncic out on the court if they wanted to trade Irving.
The only way I would see them trading Irving is if he and Doncic won’t work with each other and he requests a trade to a playoff team. I don’t see him going to a non-playoff team due to his age and what he brings to a team. Hopefully, it won’t come to that, as the Mavericks could contend for the NBA title this season with Irving and Doncic.
1. Luka Doncic
Mark Cuban has said in the past that he would divorce his wife over letting Luka Doncic walk out the door. Another reason why he won't be traded is the value the Mavericks would have to get back for Doncic is so massive that most teams can't afford it.
Doncic is a top-five player in the NBA and may have the best trade value of any player in the league.