15-14: Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving
15. Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic is a definitive top-10 and arguably top-five player in the NBA. He's perpetually in MVP conversations year after year and is the focal point of the entire Dallas Mavericks organization.
Luka could most definitely become disgruntled at some point in the near future and want to leave Dallas if they don't build a roster adequate enough to win a championship in the coming years.
But amidst a summer filled with training and the FIBA World Cup, where he'll attempt to win a medal for his home country of Slovenia, Luka remains extremely commited to the Mavericks organization.
The Mavericks front office, spearheaded by governor Mark Cuban and general manager Nico Harrison, knows better than anyone how hot of a commodity a player like Doncic is in today's NBA and will only trade him as their absolute last resort
14. Kyrie Irving
Kyrie Irving has known to be unhappy with his situation in three separate junctures of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and Brooklyn Nets. However, after the Mavericks were able to give Kyrie Irving the most money comparable to other realistic suitors, Mark Cuban wasted no time hard-balling Irving, as the Mavericks inked him to a massive $126 million deal over three seasons on the first day of free agency.
Irving is one of the most dynamic points guards in NBA history, and the same can be said of his personality off the court. But if we learned anything from his time in Dallas thus far, it's that Irving is a great help in the community and locker room, and would only give the Mavericks a trade request if they gave him a reason to.
Anything is possible, of course, and we can't rule out Irving's past in terms of it forecasting him potentially asking out of Dallas in the future. But unless something goes completely haywire between now and training camp, it's safe to assume Kyrie will be on the roster come Opening Night.