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5 trade deadline predictions for the Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks are looking for upgrades ahead of the Feb. 10 trade deadline, but they have multiple important decisions to make. Starters Jalen Brunson and Dorian Finney-Smith are set to become unrestricted free agents this summer. Will the Mavs re-sign both and head into the luxury tax? If they plan on avoiding that scenario, Dallas should be searching for deals now.

Superstar Luka Doncic should be the only untouchable player on the Mavericks roster. They want to build a title contender around the 22-year-old three-time All-Star, and Dallas needs more talent to accomplish that goal.

How will the Mavs shake up their roster? Will fans see massive changes on Feb. 11 or does Dallas stand pat? First-year general manager and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison has a plethora of important decisions to make, and here are five predictions for the 2022 trade deadline.

5 trade deadline predictions for the Dallas Mavericks

The trade deadline is an important time for every team in the league. Rebuilding organizations get the chance to add more draft capital as contenders search for the final pieces to add to their rosters. There will be trades as teams look to shake things up.

Expect a few surprises over the final days. The Mavs are unlikely to be part of a blockbuster because they lack the young assets and draft capital that would entice a team selling a marquee talent.

The Dallas Mavericks will be active leading up to Feb. 10, but what actually happens before the deadline? Here are five predictions for MFFLs to enjoy.