Per Hoopsworld, the Mavericks currently have 15 guaranteed contracts.
15. Shane Larkin, Point Guard
Shane Larkin is in a tough spot.
A second team All-American at the University of Miami during the 2012-13 NCAA season, Larkin was drafted in the first round. But shortly before the Mavericks left for summer league, Larkin fractured his right ankle.
Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel notes Larkin is trying to remain patient during ankle rehab. When he returns, the 5'11" point guard will be fourth at his position on the depth chart.
14. Ricky Ledo, Shooting Guard
Ricky Ledo edges out Larkin for the 14th spot because he has actually been able to play throughout the offseason.
Though Ledo has not been sensational during the preseason, he will survive the final cuts.
Of course, a season in the D-League wouldn't be an awful thing for Ledo as Ellis, Ellington and swingman Vince Carter stand in his way for playing time.
But as it stands, Ledo will occasionally appear as one of Dallas' final players to enter a given game.
13. Bernard James, Center
Last season, Bernard James held down the end-of-the-bench garbage-minutes role for 46 games.
James is not expected to be an impactful backup, and his preseason performance certainly backed that up. James played scattered minutes, never really finding a rhythm on either end of the floor.
Wright's injury will help the third-stringer get some more minutes right now, but when Wright returns, James will be relegated to the only-if-necessary part of the lineup.
12. Gal Mekel, Point Guard
With Jose Calderon, Devin Harris and Larkin each sidelined by injury, Gal Mekel has been thrown into the gauntlet.
Mekel struggled protecting the ball during the preseason, but Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com notes the point guard has earned coach Rick Carlisle's trust heading into the 2013-14 season.
The additional preseason playing time Mekel was given will prove invaluable since he will be tasked with playing second-string minutes at least until Harris is healthy.
11. DeJuan Blair, Power Forward
Signed away from the rival San Antonio Spurs during the offseason, DeJuan Blair will contribute off the bench.
At 6'7", Blair is certainly undersized for his position, but the Mavericks need him to play big. As Nowitzki's primary backup, Blair will play a more significant role than he did in San Antonio last season.
The University of Pittsburgh product did play 20-plus minutes per game during 2010-11 and 2011-12, so Blair should be ready for the challenge.