4 Dallas Mavericks whose stocks are skyrocketing, 4 that are fading fast

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3. Stock fading: Richaun Holmes

Richaun Holmes didn't play in any of Dallas' first seven games, but he finally got some playing time in the Mavericks' home game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.

Dereck Lively II was out with a non-COVID illness, and Dallas needed the bench to collectively step up to help minimize his absence. Lively II was definitely missed, and Holmes' first action of the year likely didn't convince head coach Jason Kidd that he is worthy of minutes every night.

Holmes finished with two points and three rebounds in his only action of the year.

Even during the preseason, Holmes was a bit of a disappointment. Mavs owner Mark Cuban labeled him as the "most underrated pickup of the summer" during the offseason, and some fans had high hopes for how he could contribute on this team.

Holmes wasn't great offensively during the preseason and his defense didn't move the needle either. Due to the fact that Lively II, Dwight Powell, and Maxi Kleber are all in front of him on the depth chart, it seems like Holmes won't play much unless one of the players in front of him goes down with an injury.

Holmes was someone that Dallas tried to move on draft night, and it wouldn't be a shock if they tried to move him again this season.