4. Tim Hardaway Jr.
All offseason long, Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. was in trade rumors. He didn't even know if he would be back this season, and there were even reports that Hardaway Jr. was "expected" to be traded.
Despite all of this, Hardaway Jr. remained in Dallas and is playing the best basketball we have seen from him since being a Maverick. Although his efficiency has gone down recently, Hardaway Jr. is shooting 36.2 percent from downtown and averaging 17.4 points per game.
He has solidified himself as one of the top candidates for Sixth Man of the Year and has been essential for Dallas' success early on. Should Dallas trade him at the deadline while his value is high, or should they keep him as he has been one of their best players?
This is one thing that most MFFLs disagree on and there's no right answer. Dallas could benefit from moving Hardaway Jr. for a 3-and-D wing or a backup big man, but can Jaden Hardy, Josh Green, and Seth Curry replace his production?
None of those players have played as well as Hardaway Jr. has, and moving him would be a tough decision. I don't think Hardaway Jr., Curry, Green, and Hardy will all be Mavs once the deadline passes, but trading Hardaway Jr. could cause a massive decline in bench scoring.
Hardaway Jr. has also finally been producing on defense this year as he has become the best charge-taker in the NBA. Losing him would be hard, but I doubt he is someone who is anywhere close to untouchable right now for Dallas.