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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3. Derrick Jones Jr.

Derrick Jones Jr.'s tour around the NBA continues this season with the Mavericks. Despite being only 26 years old, DJJ is entering his eighth campaign with his fifth different team.

The fact the high-flyer hasn't been able to stick with any franchise so far definitely isn't a positive reflection of his talents. After all, if any of his prior teams valued what he brings to the table, he wouldn't have called this many different places home already.

It's not difficult to see why Jones has bounced around, though, considering his numbers have been on the decline. After posting a career-high 8.5 PPG in 2019-20, his scoring dropped to 6.8, 5.6 and 5.0 over the next three seasons. With the aerial threat not being much of a three-point shooter (career 30.3%), either, that severely limits the ways he can a difference off the bench.

There's a reason the former Slam Dunk champion was still available in free agency when Dallas signed him in mid-August. While his athleticism is electrifying, it simply doesn't lead to many points in live games. The Mavericks will likely say goodbye just like four other teams have following this season.

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