5 players Mavericks could have drafted over last 10 years

Tyler Watts
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The Dallas Mavericks have a so-so track record in the draft over the last ten years. Here is a look at five players they could have taken.

Dallas Mavericks fans are watching as the organization builds something special. It all started with their decision to rebuild during the 2016-2017 season. The Mavs knew how to construct a team around a superstar, but Dirk Nowitzki was 38 years old now. They needed a plan for what was next.

The Mavericks made another draft night trade to grab a young European in 2018. They added Luka Doncic, and he has quickly blossomed into a superstar. His incredible rookie season gave the front office the freedom to trade for a then-injured Kristaps Porzingis to be his running mate.

The Mavs are on pace to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016 this season. This is only the beginning too. Dallas should continue improving and adding pieces around their two young stars over the next three seasons. It is a fantastic time to be a Mavs fan.

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The Dallas Mavericks have done exceptionally well in trading going all the way back to the deal that brought them Dirk in 1998. That is how they added Steve Nash, Luka, Porzingis, and many others.

One area where the Mavericks track record is not as strong is the draft. They have certainly had some misses in recent years.

Here is a look at five players the Mavs could have drafted over the last ten years. Some of these men would have changed the franchise significantly. There will also be a discussion on why Dallas missed on each of these talents.

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