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5 wing targets for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2020 NBA Draft

Dallas Mavericks 2020 NBA Draft Saddiq Bey (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks 2020 NBA Draft Saddiq Bey (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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5 wing targets for the Dallas Mavericks in the 2020 NBA Draft

The 2020 NBA Draft will happen at some point. The Dallas Mavericks will be selecting in the first round too. While the NBA season is suspended, teams have undoubtedly used this time to focus in on what draft prospects might be the best fit for them once the draft does eventually happen.

In the case of the Mavs, this draft holds extra significance. The Mavericks do not have a first round pick in the 2021 or 2023 drafts. Draftees are essential to team building because of their low cap numbers and potentially significant roster impact. Just look at the important roles Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson hold on the Mavericks right now.

Unfortunately for Dallas, this draft is considered considerably weak compared to past pools. However, the class appears to at least be deep with potential rotation-level players. It is paramount that the Mavs come away from this draft with at least one solid contributor between their first and second round picks.

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Dallas Mavericks needs: 2020 NBA Draft

Dallas could use some help on the wings especially defensively. Dorian Finney-Smith is the Mavericks’ only good option to throw at perimeter players, and he clearly needs help if Dallas wants to take the next step as a contender.

They also could use a secondary playmaker to help ease some of the pressure off Doncic on the offensive end.

Ideally, the player they target would be a versatile defender, an efficient outside shooter to continue to give Luka maximum spacing, and someone who can create their own shot. It may not be possible to find a prospect who can do all three where the Mavericks are picking. They are currently projected to select 18th and 31st overall.

The Dallas Mavericks just need to hone in and find the players that can fit into this core and contribute to winning basketball. A quality wing or off-ball guard could certainly help. Here are five targets.

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