Should the Dallas Mavericks Trade Their First Rounder?
The Dallas Mavericks finally ended their losing streak against the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Even with the win, the Mavs are 3-13 on the year. Can Dallas entice a buyer that will strengthen the team this year and the future?
When it comes to lottery picks, teams all over the NBA are generally ready to jump the gun to buy. First round draft picks are valuable for every team, whether they are making the picks or trading them for more useful pieces.
The Dallas Mavericks are no different as they have used their draft picks in a number of different ways in the past. Most of those ways have included a variety of trades that have either panned out or not so much. We have also been active on draft day with trades happening often.
When the Mavericks came into this season, most people did not see the first round pick as a huge source of excitement. Even with the solid draft class coming after this season, the expectation that the Mavs would miss the lottery was there.
Now, seeing the Mavs less than stellar record of 3-13, the draft lottery looks more likely than ever. With that likelihood comes a chance at something big, whether it be a future star or a possible established one.
Essentially, there are two directions the Mavericks can take with this first round pick. As of right now, it is completely unpredictable how the Mavs will finish the season. Everyone has lottery in their eyes but there are still lots of games to be played. So, do we keep it? Or should we sell while the price is high?
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