5 former Mavericks the team will definitely miss this season

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2. Spencer Dinwiddie

Just like the aforementioned Dorian Finney-Smith, Spencer Dinwiddie was also part of the Kyrie Irving trade, and he'll be missed dearly.

When the Dallas Mavericks traded for Dinwiddie, the expectation for him was unknown. He had averaged just 12.6 points per game in Washington before the trade, and some Dallas fans thought the Mavs didn't get enough in this trade.

After coming to Dallas, Dinwiddie averaged 15.8 points, 3.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 0.7 steals per game. He was crucial for Dallas down the stretch and even hit a buzzer-beater against the Brooklyn Nets and a go-ahead three against the Boston Celtics.

Dinwiddie was a reliable secondary scoring option and helped carry the offensive load when Luka Doncic was on the bench. In the 2022 NBA Playoffs, Dinwiddie averaged 14.2 points per game off the bench and shot over 40 percent from downtown.

He was a consistent option for Dallas, and his best game of the 2022 Playoffs came against the Phoenix Suns in game 7, as he finished with 30 points.

Dallas doesn't necessarily need another guard right now, but his ability to score off the bench will be missed. The Mavs will now lean on Jaden Hardy, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Jaden Hardy off the bench, so they should be just fine.