3 Mavericks Playing Their Final Season in Dallas

Regardless of how the Dallas Mavericks finish the current NBA season, don't be surprised if these three players don't return for the 2024-25 campaign.

Tim Hardaway Jr. is one of three Mavericks potentially playing their final season in Dallas.
Tim Hardaway Jr. is one of three Mavericks potentially playing their final season in Dallas. / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Markieff Morris

The 2023-24 season has been the worst of Markieff Morris' 13-year career by a wide margin.

Morris, who was a part of last year's Kyrie Irving trade with the Brooklyn Nets, has been horrendous this season. The 34-year-old veteran is only averaging 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds with .327/.333/.750 splits while playing 9.2 minutes across 17 games. He's been used sporadically but tends to have a negative impact whenever he does play, proven by his career-worst 89 offensive rating per 100 possessions.

With his contract expiring at the end of the year, I can't envision Morris back in a Mavericks jersey next year. He's at the age where he won't get any better and it isn't like Dallas will struggle to find a replacement who's younger and better than him.

Besides, retirement could always be on the table for him given that he already has a championship ring. Spotrac lists him as having over $56.2 million in career earnings, so it isn't like he's desperate for a final contract anyway.