2. Stock skyrocketing: Grant Williams
Despite having his worst game of the season in Dallas' loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night, Grant Williams has been the third-best player on the Mavs all season long.
On the season, Williams is averaging 14.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game.
He has also been a reliable 3-point shooter, as he has knocked down two or more threes in every game except for Dallas' second game against the Brooklyn Nets. He has also been the best perimeter defender on the team.
After just eight games, it's clear that Dallas got a bargain for Williams. All Dallas gave up was Reggie Bullock and a 2030 first-round pick swap. He has been the perfect fit in Dallas, and his leadership has been clear since training camp. Dallas needed a player who would speak their mind, and Williams seems open to doing so whenever the team needs it.
On the season, Williams is shooting 52.9 percent from three, but according to him, that isn't good enough. He wants to shoot even better from downtown and isn't limiting himself to 50 percent.
This has been Williams' best season of his career by a large margin, and Dallas found a diamond in the rough this summer.
Who knows where Dallas would be without Williams.