5 Unpopular trades the Dallas Mavericks should explore this summer

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3. Gauge the trade market for Olivier-Maxence Prosper

Ever since the Dallas Mavericks drafted Olivier-Maxence Prosper last summer, he has been a fan-favorite in Dallas. The Mavs needed more wing depth badly, and Prosper was expected to add that right away. He was even expected to be a big piece of the rotation right away, but he didn't develop as quickly as expected.

Prosper is averaging 2.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 0.6 assists per game while shooting 34.7 percent from the field and 23.5 percent from downtown. He hasn't been able to contribute much at the NBA level this season, but his performance in the G League has been promising.

Prosper averaged 18.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 42.2 percent from downtown for the Texas Legends. His improvements as a shooter could lead to him having a role for the Mavs next season, but it may be time for the Mavs to gauge his trade market.

This move would infuriate Mavs fans, but he could be the perfect sweetener in a deal if they decide to make a swing for a big fish. Adding another starter at the cost of Prosper and other pieces is a big risk, especially if Prosper pans out, but he shouldn't be untouchable by any means.

The potential is there, but his trade value could have possibly risen due to his shooting improvements and versatility on both ends.