NBA Draft: Shamorie Ponds schedules workout with the Dallas Mavericks

NBA Draft Shamorie Ponds (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
NBA Draft Shamorie Ponds (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

The NBA Draft has Dallas Mavericks fans excited already. The Mavs are working out former St. John’s point guard Shamorie Ponds.

The NBA Draft is always a time of hope and excitement for teams. It is a way to add young talent to your roster and secure their services on a discount contract.

The Dallas Mavericks are facing an important night for the franchise on May 14. The NBA Draft lottery takes place, and the Mavs need to move into the top four to keep their first-round pick. If not, it heads to Atlanta as part of last year’s Luka Doncic trade.

The Mavericks still have their second-round pick, though. Dallas got a steal by selecting Jalen Brunson early in the second round in 2018. They will be looking to repeat the feat this time around.

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Ponds coming for a workout

The Dallas Mavericks have already scheduled a draft workout. See the latest below courtesy of Michael Scotto.

Shamorie Ponds clearly has plenty of suitors and rightfully so. He averaged 19.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 2.0 3-pointers made, and 2.6 steals per game in 35.1 minutes a night last season for St. John’s. Ponds shot 45.3 percent from the field, 35.3 percent on his threes, and 83.6 percent from the foul line. He was ninth in the NCAA in steals.

Ponds is projected to be a second-round selection in the 2019 NBA Draft. ESPN ranks him as the 49th best available prospect and the fifth point guard in the class.

Final thoughts

The Dallas Mavericks have their first 2019 NBA Draft workout scheduled with former St. John’s point guard Shamorie Ponds. The Mavs are looking at potential candidates for their second-round pick. Ponds turns 21 in June and has an intriguing skillset.

Next. 2019 NBA mock draft

Expect this to be the first of many draft workout for the Dallas Mavericks in the coming months. Fans should keep checking back to The Smoking Cuban because our site will have all the latest information for you.