5 Late Lottery Draft Targets for Dallas Mavericks
1.) Ivan Rabb, Forward (California)
Rabb is a 6’11” sophomore out of Cal that was presumed to be a lottery pick last year but decided to come back to college for a second year. Last year, the kid average just over 12 points and 8 rebounds a game. This year, Rabb has upped his average to almost 15 points and 11 rebounds a game.
Chad Ford: “Rabb has proven to be an elite rebounder this year, and he’s shooting 44 percent on his 2-point jumpers, but teams would like to see more shot-blocking and added strength to play offense in the paint.”
Chris Stone: “He’s currently averaging 20.1 points and 14.2 rebounds per 40 minutes, pace adjusted. At 6-foot-10, he has a pretty well-refined post game and has been an excellent defensive rebounder. In an increased role without Jaylen Brown sucking up possessions, Rabb has become the focal point of Cal’s offensive attack and even shown improvement as a passer in the post.”
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