Ranking Mavericks 10 most valuable trade assets

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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The Dallas Mavericks are trying to build an annual title contender around superstar Luka Doncic. The 23-year-old led them to the conference finals last season, and the team is looking to build on that. Dallas lost Jalen Brunson in free agency, but they upgraded their frontcourt and improved their depth heading into the 2022-2023 season.

The Mavs do not view their roster as a finished product. They are still looking to add pieces and upgrade their overall talent around Doncic. The front office faces an important decision between maximizing their roster this season and holding onto their future draft picks to go star hunting next summer. What will GM Nico Harrison and the Mavs decide to do?

The Mavs will explore the trade market before February’s deadline, but what are the team’s most valuable trade assets? They have shopped Tim Hardaway Jr., and the team would not hesitate to trade away Davis Bertans in the right deal, but neither player has a ton of value. Here are the team’s ten most valuable trade chips as they look to make deals this season.

Dallas Mavericks' most valuable trade assets: 10. Josh Green

The 21-year-old former first-round pick struggled in his first two years in the NBA, but a summer of hard work has him standing out in training camp. Green played with energy and defended well last season, but he produced little on the offensive end. This year, he is more confident and aggressive after cleaning up the form of his jumper.

Fans can hear assistant coach Jared Dudley talk about Green’s improvement here.

The hype of Josh Green’s improvement would have any rebuilding team interested in acquiring him. There are zero questions about the 6’5 wing’s athletic ability, and he is clearly committed to improving his game. Teams outside the playoff picture would love to add him as a developmental piece.

Josh Green could significantly boost his trade value with a third-year breakout. He is still only 21 years old, and transforming into a 3-and-D wing that can be a tertiary ball-handler would skyrocket his worth on the trade market. Right now, Green still has plenty to prove, but he is a positive trade asset based on the hype.