2. Expendable: Jaden Hardy
Dallas Mavericks guard Jaden Hardy was someone that most fans were excited about going into this year.
Hardy didn't play much at the beginning of his rookie year but ended up being Dallas' most consistent shooter towards the end of the season. He shot over 40 percent from downtown on the year, proving that he isn't just an isolation scorer.
Despite a great end of the season last year and a solid NBA Summer League, Hardy has struggled for the Mavs this season. He is averaging 6.3 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game while shooting an inefficient 38.8 percent from the field and 28.9 percent from downtown.
Hardy seems like he is trying to do too much during his time on the floor, and he isn't playing in the flow of the offense as much as he was last year. Dallas also doesn't have time to wait around while he develops, and moving him for an established role player wouldn't be a bad move at all.
With the way that Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving's contracts are structured, the Mavs are in win-now mode. It seems as if they are one move away from being serious contenders, and if that deal has to include Hardy, so be it.
Hardy could start to play better if his minutes start to increase, but I think it's unlikely that Hardy, Seth Curry, Josh Green, and Tim Hardaway Jr. will all be on the team after the trade deadline.