The Dallas Mavericks want to win the championship this season, and that goal was made clear during media day. Superstar Luka Doncic has won throughout his international career but has failed to advance past the first round of the playoffs in the NBA. The 22-year-old is hungry for postseason success, and the Mavs are looking to build a perennial championship contender around him.
Dallas signed Frank Ntilikina just over a week before training camp started to improve their roster, and fans continue to hear rumors on the Mavericks' pursuits. The new front office lead by Nico Harrison is kicking the tires on improving their roster and could be aggressive in adding pieces before the trade deadline.
The Mavs have a $10.9 million trade exception, but their roster is full, meaning if a new player is coming in someone has to go. Which Mavericks are most likely to be traded this season?
5 Dallas Mavericks most likely to be traded before the 2022 deadline
The Mavs are in an interesting place when it comes to trades. They owe their 2023 first-round pick to the New York Knicks from the Kristaps Porzingis deal, which limits their flexibility in trading for a star. Dallas is set to roll with KP as their number two, but it is a make-or-break season for the Unicorn. If he struggles in the playoffs, the Mavericks may look to trade him in the 2022 offseason.
Luka Doncic is the only untouchable on the Dallas Mavericks roster, and the front office may be willing to swap role players for what they feel are superior fits. They moved Wesley Iwundu and Josh Richardson after less than one calendar year on the roster because they did not perform well next to Doncic. That puts any player on the block, but here are the five most likely Mavs to be traded before the deadline.