3 Mavericks Playing Their Last Season in Dallas This Year

Maxi Kleber, Derrick Jones Jr. and Markief Morris may be playing their last season as Dallas Mavericks.
Three Dallas Mavericks players who are likely in their last season with the team.
Three Dallas Mavericks players who are likely in their last season with the team. / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks enter the 2023-24 season looking to bounce back after missing the playoffs. While the team was active in terms of offseason additions, some bigger changes will likely need to be made following this campaign if Dallas is to truly contend.

As a result, that means parting with a few players who either aren't long-term pieces or could help bring in someone more valuable. With that in mind, here are three Mavs likely playing their last season in Dallas.

Mavericks Likely Gone After 2023-24 Season

1. Markieff Morries

Journeyman forward Markieff Morris added another team to his history after being traded to Mavericks as part of the Kyrie Irving deal. Like Irving, Morris also opted to re-sign with Dallas this offseason, but it's difficult to see this partnership last past the 2023-24 campaign.

The veteran appeared in just eight games for Jason Kidd after joining the team, and he averaged a meager 8.8 minutes per contest when he actually did take the floor. Unsurprisingly, his numbers were dismal, putting up 4.5 PPG and 1.5 RPG as a Mav.

Morris' days of being a starter are well over, and he doesn't even bring much of a spark off of the bench, so it's worth what he is capable of contributing at this point. Dallas certainly seems skeptical, as just $200K of his nearly $3.2 million contract is guaranteed, allowing the team to cut bait quickly if he doesn't prove worth keeping around.

The former No. 13 pick is clearly in the twilight of his career, so Dallas would be wise to give his roster spot to someone with more long-term potential -- whether that's during the 2023-24 season or right after.