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Dallas Mavericks player who might not finish season with team: 3. Trey Burke

The Mavs signed Trey Burke to a three-year $10 million after his impressive performance inside the Walt Disney World bubble where he saw an expanded role because Jalen Brunson was out with a shoulder injury. The 28-year-old was a spark plug off the bench and even started the Mavericks final three playoff games after Kristaps Porzingis was injured.

Burke entered last season as a key piece of the rotation, but his playing time dwindled throughout the year. He averaged just 6.6 points and 1.3 assists in 14.7 minutes per game last regular season and fell out of the rotation in the playoffs.

Will Trey Burke have an expanded role under new head coach Jason Kidd? If not, he likely would prefer looking for more playing time elsewhere. Having a skilled third-string point guard that can come in and get buckets is valuable, but Burke is a fringe rotation player at this point that is going to have limited trade appeal.

If the Mavericks sign another ball-handler, Burke becomes the fourth-string point guard and could easily be moved out of Dallas. Other players are more likely because of their higher trade value, but the veteran has plenty to prove during training camp.