To finish out the NBA Draft Lottery teams, we go through the final four picks. Although these don’t hold significance now, Dallas may bite on a trade if someone they like falls.
#11- MALIK MONK (Mihajlo Knezevic), DONOVAN MITCHELL (Evan Siegel, Isaac Harris, Aaron Reed, Kohl Rast), LUKE KENNARD (Emmanuel Dixon, Sam Casey) to CHA
These picks can be very important for the Mavericks because of other players that are really high on their draft board. Everyone knows that Dallas worked out Luke Kennard and has also been high on Donovan Mitchell so it may not be terribly crazy to believe one of them will be there to possibly trade for. The Hornets may not be the best trade partner, but who they pick will make a difference.
#12- DONOVAN MITCHELL (Mihajlo Knezevic, Sam Casey), LAURI MARKKANEN (Kohl Rast), ZACH COLLINS (Evan Siegel, Emmanuel Dixon), LUKE KENNARD (Isaac Harris, Aaron Reed) to DET
All of these names have already been mentioned because they are all so good and are in that next tier. A lot of these guys could fall or could move up but they are in their range and deservedly so. Lots of changes will happen tonight but these players are probably going to be in the 10-15 range no matter what.
#13- ZACH COLLINS (Sam Casey, Aaron Reed), JUSTIN JACKSON (Mihajlo Knezevic, Isaac Harris), OG ANUNOBY (Evan Siegel), HARRY GILES (Emmanuel Dixon) LUKE KENNARD (Kohl Rast) to DEN
A couple new names added to the list now with Justin Jackson, OG Anunoby, and Harry Giles all making an appearance. Jackson is a great two-way player, OG is a defensive threat, and Giles has maybe the highest potential of anyone in the draft. Anything could happen here.
#14- HARRY GILES (Mihajlo Knezevic), LUKE KENNARD (Evan Siegel), JOHN COLLINS (Sam Casey), ZACH COLLINS (Isaac Harris), OG ANUNOBY (Aaron Reed), DONOVAN MITCHELL (Emmanuel Dixon), TJ LEAF (Kohl Rast) to MIA
Miami knows that they are going to be filling in their bench with this selection so anything could happen as you can see by everyone selecting someone different from the staff. If someone like Zach Collins or Luke Kennard fall to 14 then they will likely be the top pick, but after that there are a lot of worthy picks for the Miami Heat.
Well there you have it. The NBA Draft is destined to be full of twists and turns, trades and rumors, and a player that the Mavericks really have a chance to be happy with. If you don’t know already, the draft starts in just a few hours tonight at 6:00pm CT. Keep up with us at @thesmokingcuban for some live tweeting and immediate reactions tonight.