Dallas Mavericks lone rookie of 2019, Isaiah Roby, took the time to answer some questions about the upcoming season, some of his favorite things and what he is looking forward to this year.
With the 45th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks selected Isaiah Roby out of the University of Nebraska. Roby played three years for the Cornhuskers, getting steadily better each year. He decided to forego his senior year in order to enter the NBA Draft and the Mavs were interested in him right from the start.
Dallas recognized the talent that was there with Roby, but also recognized that they could get him later in the draft than they originally thought. For that reason, Dallas traded back in the draft to get the guy they wanted, along with a couple other assets. Some Mavericks fans were not a fan of the process that took place, but I trust the Mavs organization.
The NBA Draft Twitter account has been interviewing many of this year’s draft picks, asking them a variety of questions, including the team and player they are most excited to play against, how they are feeling about the season and then questions about some of their favorites, like favorite song, favorite pair of shoes, etc.
Roby seems to be a fun, energetic person who is excited to play at the highest level there is. Although he gave the disappointing generic answer of LeBron James as the player he is most excited to play against, it was still cool to hear from him and get a small glimpse at the newest NBA player joining the Mavs.
It is unclear how much time Roby will get on the court for Dallas this year, if any. There is definitely a chance the Mavs send him to the G-League for some more development and there is a possibility that he does get some time in late game situations when the game is out of reach.
We are all looking forward to seeing just what Roby can do in game and are especially excited to see the growth that he displays over the next few years. For now, we can just hope that he at least gets in the game against LeBron and the L.A. Lakers.