3 Mavericks Who Won't Survive the 2024 Trade Deadline

The three most likely Dallas Mavericks players who won't survive the 2024 NBA Trade Deadline.
Jan 27, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Grant Williams (3) walks off the court
Jan 27, 2024; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Grant Williams (3) walks off the court / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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The Dallas Mavericks unfortunately find themselves treading water in the Western Conference once again with the season winding down. That means this entire roster is under the microscope as the front office continues to try to put the best roster possible around superstar Luka Doncic.

With the Mavs needing a late-season boost, they've been linked to several targets -- like P.J. Washington, Kyle Kuzma and Andrew Wiggins -- ahead of the approaching trade deadline.

If Dallas makes a move, that will lead to some players currently on the team making an exit. And there's a few contributors who seem the most likely to depart by the deadline.

1. Josh Green

One Mav who hasn't played up to expectations this season is guard Josh Green. Despite the most minutes per game of his career, the former Arizona standout's production hasn't gone up; in fact, it's dropped.

Green's breakout 2022-23 season -- which saw him post a personal-best 9.1 PPG and 65.2% true shooting percentage -- landed the guard a lucrative three-year, $41 million extension this summer. How has he responded? By taking a step back as a scorer with 8.5 PPG and a 58.2 TS%.

This drop-off has some having second thoughts about paying well for Green's services. Thankfully, though, he still has interest around the league. NBA insider Marc Stein recently reported the Charlotte Hornets are targeting Green as Dallas pursues forward P.J. Washington.

This is the perfect opportunity for the Mavericks to offload Green and his contract (which kicks in for the 2024-25 campaign). Fellow guard Dante Exum is providing similar production for much less, and Kyrie Irving is approaching a return, so it's not like Green's replacement-level production is totally needed.

Dallas doesn't want Green to get to Maxi Kleber territory in terms of tradability, so it's wise to cut bait now before getting stuck with the bill for good.