Dallas Mavericks 2017 NBA Draft Big Board 5.0
Before, having Fox this high on a draft board was because of Dallas’ need for a long-term point guard. Now, Fox has risen up everyone’s draft board no matter the positional need.
Fox has the John Wall type of speed on the court, but with a better defensive frame. Although he is thin and didn’t shoot the ball quite well at Kentucky, Dallas would be ecstatic to land Fox to go alongside of Seth Curry moving forward.
Fox, like Fultz and Ball, is almost certain to be gone before Dallas at the 9th pick. But if Dallas could put together some sort of package to move up and grab Fox, it wouldn’t surprise me.
Fox would be a near perfect fit, but should be gone before Dallas is on the clock.
Dallas might need a future point guard the most, but the talent of Josh Jackson is something Dallas couldn’t pass up if presented.
Jackson is 6’8″ and could switch off to guard positions 1-4 on the court. He would basically be a better Dorian Finney-Smith on both sides of the ball. Like Finney-Smith, his shot isn’t the greatest, but his athleticism and defensive motor would be ideal in Dallas.
He would fit right alongside of Harrison Barnes and play either the three or the four.
Like the previous three players on this list, Jackson is presumed to be gone before Dallas picks at nine.