4 former Dallas Mavericks thriving elsewhere, 4 struggling this season

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4. Struggling: Davis Bertans

The Dallas Mavericks traded for Bertans at the trade deadline of the 2021-22 season as they sent Kristaps Porzingis to the Washington Wizards.

Bertans' contract was awful, and Dallas was likely looking to get rid of him whenever they could. He only played about 12 minutes per game for the Mavs, and Dallas needed to add more defense rather than having a one-way player like Bertans.

Bertans didn't have a massive role for Dallas, as he averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game over two seasons. He made his presence felt as a shooter on multiple ocassions, and he would often just come into the game to fire up some threes.

Dallas ended up trading Bertans on draft night, as the Mavs traded down two slots to take Dereck Lively II, and he has been on the Oklahoma City Thunder ever since.

This season, Bertans is averaging 3.0 points per game in just four games played. He is not a part of the Thunder's rotation, and it doesn't look like he's been great when he's been on the floor. Bertans is supposed to be a flamethrower off the bench, but he is shooting just 20 percent from downtown this season.

Bertans' numbers could go up if he starts to see more minutes, but he hasn't been someone that OKC has leaned on thus far.