Dallas Mavericks are keeping an eye on Spanish ACB restart

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Facundo Campazzo (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Facundo Campazzo (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks keeping a close eye on Spanish ACB restart

The Dallas Mavericks are preparing for the NBA’s restart in Orlando next month. They are one of 22 teams competing for a championship. The plan will feature eight more regular season games per organization, a play-in for the final spot in each conference, and the traditional 16-team playoff format.

The NBA is not the only league getting started back up around the world. The Spanish ACB returned to play on June 17. Only 12 teams are taking part, and the games are expected to conclude with the championship game on June 30. Mavericks star Luka Doncic’s former team Real Madrid is the favorite to take home the title.

The Mavs are keeping a close eye on what is going down in Spain. First, all going well should only increase their hope of finishing the NBA season. Second, there are plenty of players to scout in one of the best leagues in the world.

Dallas Mavericks scouting top talent in Spanish ACB

Reports suggested the Mavs have interest in Real Madrid guard Facundo Campazzo. He had 13 points in 22.2 minutes on Saturday in a loss to San Pablo Burgos. Campazzo would slot in a backup point guard in the NBA. Expect plenty of teams to be interested if he decides to make the leap.

Real Madrid also features former NBA players Anthony Randolph, Walter Tavares Rudy Fernandez, and Jordan Mickey.

There are also multiple expected first round draft picks to scout. The top one is Usman Garuba playing for Real Madrid. He is not eligible to be drafted until 2021, but the 18-year-old is already a rotation player.

Leandro Bolmaro of Barcelona is expected to be a first round pick in the 2020 draft.

The Mavericks will be watching what is happening in Valencia closely. They have had tremendous success in finding international talent. Expect Donnie Nelson and the front office to be searching for their next piece as you read this. He may just be playing in Spanish ACB restart.

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