10-8: Dwight Powell, Dereck Lively II, Olivier-Maxence Prosper
10. Dwight Powell
Dwight Powell re-signed in Dallas this past offseason for $12 million over three years. He is the longest-tenured Maverick on the team currently, and it's extremely unlikely that changes before training camp, as Powell has been a steward in the community and a great locker room presence throughout his whole career in Dallas and the organization cherishes him.
9. Dereck Lively II
Dereck Lively II has potential to be the second coming of Tyson Chandler in Dallas, as the Duke product may be the best shot-blocker in the 2023 draft class.
That being said, his boxing out, pick-and-roll coverage, and offensive repertoire will need to improve drastically if he wants to mold himself into the Mavericks' dream center they've yearned for all these years. But the immense potential of Lively isn't something the Mavericks are going to just disregard.
They won't be trading him before training camp unless something happens that sends shockwaves through the NBA, such as a superstar requesting a trade to Dallas, which seems extremely unlikely.
8. Olivier-Maxence Prosper
Olivier-Maxence Prosper was traded in aggregate with Richaun Holmes to the Dallas Mavericks on draft night this past June. With the Mavericks not originally slated to pick in the mid-20s, most fans knew very little about Prosper heading into the draft.
Prosper played excellent in Summer League and displayed his ball-hawking defense by guarding 1-5 with relentless effort. Prosper also showed how willing of driver he is by attacking closeouts hard and finishing amidst contact.
In the same vein as Lively, Prosper won't be getting traded unless something totally unexpected happens before training camp begins.