The Dallas Mavericks (hereinafter referred to as Dallas) put all players on the trade block except superstar Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, who are likely to renew.
In the 2023-24 offseason, Doncic’s rookie salary contract ends, and Dallas faces a five-year, $215 million supermax contract.
As a result, Dallas, which needs to organize its salary, needs to organize its roster in order to sign a new contract with Irving, who was brought in in exchange for the first round pick, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Spencer Dinwiddie last season.
However, Dallas has remaining contracts for Tim Hardaway Jr., Davis Bertense, Maxi Clever, Reggie Bullock caught on non-guaranteed contracts, Javale McGee, Josh Green, and Jayden Hardy. Of these players, the only players worth trading are Tim Hardaway Jr., Josh Green and Jayden Hardy.
Tim Hardaway Jr. showed severe ups and downs enough to be called a dice shooter, but he is a valuable resource who can throw a pull-up 3-point shot in transition situations, and his understanding of screen play is not bad. Green is a typical 3&D (three-point shooting and defense) resource and, like Hardaway Jr., shines in transition situations. Lastly, ‘Rookie’ Jayden Hardy is a handler resource who can isolate and has explosive power on outside shots.
Meanwhile, despite Doncic’s near-MVP season, Dallas, which failed to fill the defensive void of Finney-Smith and Dinwiddie, recorded a disastrous 7-18 record in the second half of last season.
So if a trade does happen, it would be best to get a big wing resource with a defense. Here, the prediction that Dallas will not renew the contract with Christian Wood, who joined last season, is dominant. Therefore, we will also need to find a big man with screen ability and rim protection to help develop Doncic and Irving’s two-man game 크크크벳.