Dallas Mavericks: Three Prospects in 2018 Draft Class

By Isaac Harris
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Miles Bridges
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Miles Bridges /
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CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 29: Michael Porter Jr.
CHICAGO, IL – MARCH 29: Michael Porter Jr. /

3.) Michael Porter Jr., Missouri

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Sitting as the number one pick in most mock drafts, Dallas would have to land in the top three to have a chance at a talent like Porter Jr.

To be frank, Porter Jr. has everything you want in an NBA player. He is 6’10” wing with a wingspan over seven feet. He crashes the boards, can control the offense and has the frame to turn into an elite defender in the league.

After a coaching shakeup in Washington, Porter Jr. switched up his commitment to the University of Missouri where he will be the main focal point. With non-elite talent around him, he could follow the footsteps of Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz as players to go first overall and not make the NCAA Tournament.

He would fit right alongside of Barnes on the wing moving forward.

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The overall class isn’t as loaded as the 2017 class, but there are some top-notch talent in the top 5-7 picks that Dallas would love to get their hands on.