The Dallas Mavericks have their sights set on jumping into title contention behind superstar Luka Doncic. They have made two straight playoff appearances, but were bounced in the first round in each. Luka averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game last season, but the Mavs supporting cast was not enough to top the LA Clippers.
Dallas added depth this offseason by signing Reggie Bullock, Sterling Brown, and Frank Ntilikina. They wanted switchable wings and shooting to put around Doncic, while expanding their options in the playoffs. The Mavericks failed to land a marquee free agent target, but improving their depth could be important in the postseason.
If the Mavs want to become true title contenders, they will need to make additional moves to upgrade Luka’s supporting cast, but who could Dallas trade away?
Ranking the Dallas Mavericks from least to most untouchable
Luka Doncic is the only untouchable player on the Mavs roster. The 22-year-old superstar is already a top-five player in the world and arguably the NBA’s best building block. New general manager Nico Harrison and the Mavericks should be willing to move anyone else on the roster if it means upgrading in a way that pushes the team closer to title contention.
These rankings take into account how difficult it will be for opposing teams to convince the Mavs front office to part with a player. Here is what the Dallas Mavericks roster looks like when ranked from least to most untouchable with some commentary on each selection.