Dallas Mavericks: Projected draft picks from around the web
By Kohl Rast
The 2019 NBA Draft is just a day away and most Dallas Mavericks fans have an idea of who they would like to get with the 37th pick. Here is a reference guide to who some of the big NBA Draft sites around the web think the Mavs will get.
The 37th pick in the draft is going to be an interesting one and the Dallas Mavericks certainly have some names in mind they would like to see there. Who will the Mavs ultimately take? Here are what some experts around the web think.
NBADraft.net – Naz Reid
One of the smaller draft sites around the networks is NBADraft.net. Their mock draft is one that is generally available year round and is constantly being updated. Generally speaking, NBADraft.net differs a lot from the general consensus around draft circles. Normally that could be viewed as a reason to stay away, but in the case of this draft, it seems like anything could happen.
They have the Mavericks taking center, Nazreon Reid from LSU, a big man that came into his freshman season highly touted from his high school days. Reid showed some flashes of being great during the season, but did not do great in the NBA Draft Combine.
I do not think the Mavs would pick Naz Reid, even if he is available at pick 37. I think his limitations are not the kind of player the Mavs are looking for and I think there will be more valuable players still there at 37.
NetScouts Basketball – Isaiah Roby
Another smaller name mock draft that comes up year after year is from the people over at NetScouts Basketball. In this particular mock draft, they have the Mavs selecting Isaiah Roby. Roby played three years as a Nebraska Cornhusker and had a pretty solid collegiate career overall.
Roby’s big draw is as a defender. He is 6’8″ with a 7’3″ wingspan and a lot of athleticism and speed to guard multiple positions. In college, he was capable of guarding 1-5, but in the NBA, that could still be at least 2-4. That is a nice type of player to have on a squad and Roby is a guy the Mavs should keep an eye on.
The downside to Roby is his offense is pretty unproven. He wasn’t a very good three-point shooter and didn’t show a lot of confidence with that shot either. He was able to put points on the board for the Huskers, but it would be a lot more limited in the NBA. Roby is a decent option for Dallas at pick 37.