5 Late Lottery Draft Targets for Dallas Mavericks

By Isaac Harris
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NBA: NBA Draft
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5.) Frank Ntilikina, Guard (France)

To get Ntilikina, Dallas will most likely have to end up with a top 10 pick, but a 8-10 pick could still be possible despite their playoff push. Ntilikina is all over the draft boards as he screams potential, but still has the overseas uncertainty.

Chad Ford: “The bounty of college freshmen point guards is obscuring one international prospect who has the potential to be just as good as the rest of them. He has a 7-foot wing span, sees the floor well and can be a terrific defender.”

Chris Stone: “At 6-foot-5 with a near 7-foot wingspan, he has excellent size to develop into a versatile defender at the point guard position. He moves well laterally, fights through screens and is an improving player off the ball.”

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The Mavericks are making a playoff push in one of Dirk Nowitzki’s last years in the league and fans should be cheering them on. Even though obtaining a top 5 pick seems like a long shot, there are still really good players that could be had in the middle of the first round.