Analysis: The second-year swingman was a catalyst for the Mavericks in Vegas, leading the team in both rebounds and assists while serving as the team's second-leading scorer. Anderson isn't at risk of getting cut in training camp, but it's still uncertain how large of a role he might have in 2016-17. The Mavericks lost Chandler Parsons in the offseason, but replaced him with an established option in Harrison Barnes, who will join Wesley Matthews as a starter on the wing. Both players figure to play at least 30 minutes per night, leaving precious little court time left over for the likes of Anderson, Seth Curry, Devin Harris and Nicolas Brussino.
Analysis: Williams, just like his teammate Chandler Parsons, is looking to take advantage of the increasing salary cap and seek a significant pay raise for the 2016-17 season. While Williams' age is definitely a factor going forward, the Mavericks may be reluctant to sign the former All-Star if his price gets too high.
Analysis: Despite owner Mark Cuban's best efforts to convince Parsons to opt in to his third and final year, with the salary cap set to rise massively for the 2016-17 season, Parsons will look for a pay raise from the $16 million he was set to make next season. If the Maverick's wish to keep Parsons aboard, they'll need to give him that significant pay raise.
Analysis: With the salary cap set to rise this summer, it was expected all along that Nowitzki would opt out of his current deal and re-sign with the Mavericks on a multi-year pact at a higher annual average salary, but that plan might not be quite as iron clad any longer. After losing to the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, the Warriors are said to be interested in bringing aboard Nowitzki if they're unable to sign the top prize on this summer's free agent market, Kevin Durant. It still seems more likely than not that Nowitzki will be back in a Mavericks uniform when it's all said and done, but he'll likely wait and see how the market plays out before inking a new deal.
Analysis: Harris will wear a brace on his hand for the next two weeks as a precaution, but he's otherwise fully recovered from surgery to repair a ligament in the thumb. He's a bit further behind in his recovery from the toe procedure, but now that the boot is off, Harris could soon be cleared to resume running. The veteran point guard should be fully healthy well before training camp begins.
Analysis: Barea said that having the last month away from basketball activities provided enough time for his groin soreness to go away, and he expects to have his knee back at full strength by July, when he'll play in 2016 Summer Olympics qualifying games for Puerto Rico. The point guard had surgery to repair his right medial meniscus the day after the Mavericks were eliminated from the postseason, so he's already had six weeks to heal up.
Analysis: Williams suffered the injury late in the season and was forced to miss time during the playoffs after an aggravation. He was always expected to undergo offseason surgery, so this news comes as no surprise for the 31-year-old guard. The expected recovery timeline is six-to-eight weeks, so he should be good to go by early-to-mid August. Williams recently declined his $5.6 million player option for the 2016-17 season in hopes of securing a multi-year contract. The Mavericks remain the favorite to retain his services, although they may wait for a clean bill of health before committing to a new deal.
Analysis: The forward's second season with the Mavericks came to an early end in March when he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, but the fact that he's back in the gym working out suggests he'll enter the upcoming campaign at full health. Parsons will be a free agent this offseason after opting out of his contract, and it sounds as though he's interested in re-signing with the Mavericks.
Analysis: Harris underwent procedures to repair a ligament in his left hand and address a recurring problem with his left big toe, and he's apparently progressed as expected following both ailments. It may take a few more weeks before Harris is cleared to participate in basketball-related activities, but his conditioning should be up to par for training camp. He's in line to serve as a reserve in the Mavs backcourt again in 2016-17.
Analysis: After the Mavericks were eliminated from the playoffs following their first-round series loss to the Thunder, Barea underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure to address meniscus damage in his right knee. He's apparently recovered as expected up to this point, and he'll soon be able to test things out on the court. The 31-year-old is under contract with the Mavericks for three more seasons and could be in line for a larger role in 2016-17 if Deron Williams (sports hernia) isn't re-signed, though the possibility exists that the Mavericks could make a run at adding a more high-profile point guard in the offseason.