NBA Mock Draft 4.0 – Best Case Scenario (Without Trades)
By Kohl Rast
The fit has been a concern for a lot of people here, but the Dallas Mavericks would be a great fit for Luka Doncic. Not only is he the most talented basketball player in the draft in my opinion, he is also an experienced player despite his young age. The pairing of Dennis Smith Jr. and Luka would undoubtedly be unique. Both appear to be ball dominant players that require a higher usage rate to be successful.
The thing is, the Golden State Warriors have Steph Curry and Kevin Durant which are the same way. The Rockets have James Harden and Chris Paul. The Raptors have Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. The Blazers have Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.
The point is, having two ball-dominant players used to be a big no-no, but teams are figuring out very effective ways to make that work. The Mavs have Coach Carlisle, a brilliant offensive mind who won’t have any problem figuring out a way to make that work. I think that this is the best possible scenario for Dallas, even if they have to choose against Mo Bamba.
The Magic at this point are going to take the player that will turn the most heads for their crowd and that guy is definitely Michael Porter Jr. of the remaining players on the board. Orlando would probably love to see Trae Young drop to them at 6, but they may be getting the better end of the deal either way.
This Magic team really is just looking for some life. MPJ would give that to them due to his athleticism and shot making ability. As one of the premier players from this draft class, Orlando would be ready to hang banners of MPJ all around their stadium to promote the team a little more.
He is also just a really talented player.
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