Dallas Mavericks: 10 Positives From the 2016-17 Season
10.) Top 10 Draft Pick Coming
Building off the last positive, one of the biggest questions over the past year or so is how the Mavericks could get younger while still being competitive in the last few years of Dirk Nowitzki’s career.
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After a horrid start to the season, fans across Dallas started to plea for a tank season in order to secure a top pick in the draft. But that isn’t in the DNA of the Dallas Mavericks.
The Mavericks would fight all season long for the chance to sneak into the playoffs, but the moment they realized it wouldn’t become a reality, the priority shifted towards the draft.
By sitting the majority of their veterans for key second halves and losing consecutive games with the young guns on the floor, Dallas secured (hopefully) themselves a top ten draft pick in a loaded upcoming draft.
They did it. They remained competitive, fought hard for a winning season in one of Nowitzki’s last few years, and still came out with a top ten draft pick.
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In a rough season all around for the Dallas Mavericks, there are plenty of positives to pull from it.