NBA Draft Combine: Five guys the Dallas Mavericks should keep an eye on
By Kohl Rast
One name that many are not too familiar with at this point is Dylan Windler. Windler played for a small private school in Nashville, Tennessee called Belmont University. Windler is another solid wing that, despite a great performance in the NCAA tournament, saw his team get bounced in the first round before he could really get his name out there.
Hopefully his name continues to stay fairly quiet in NBA circles because if people catch win of just how good this kid is, the Mavs will probably lose all shot at getting him with the 37th pick in the draft. Of all the prospects listed in this post, Windler is far and away the one I would most like the Mavericks to get.
Windler is an exceptional athlete that had a tremendous season this year. He averaged 21.3 points and 10.8 rebounds to go along with 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals per game over a 33 game season. His shooting percentages were also fantastic, shooting 54% from the field, 43% from three and almost 85% from the line.
The senior from Belmont has size and speed, too. He is listed at 6’8″ with a 6’11” wingspan. Over the course of four years at Belmont, Windler became a great team player who knew when he needed to shoot and when he needed to pass. His defense was top notch in that time frame as well.
To really garner the attention at the combine, Windler will need to show the coaches and scouts that he has the lateral quickness and the athleticism to play in the NBA and compete with some of the best athletes in the world. I think he will be able to do that, but I am still holding out hope that the Mavs can somehow get him.
These are just five names that could fall to the Mavericks in the draft but there are many more who will be present at the NBA Draft Combine today and tomorrow. No matter what happens, the Mavs should have some decent options at that point in the 2019 NBA Draft.