2020 NBA Draft mock 3.0: Which player will Dallas Mavericks select?

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2020 NBA Draft mock 3.0: Who do the Dallas Mavericks select in the first round?

The 2020 NBA Draft would have taken place already in a normal year. It is one of the best parts of late June for NBA fans. It was one of the many things the novel coronavirus pandemic postponed in 2020. The draft is now scheduled for Oct. 16 with the lottery taking place on Aug. 25.

The Dallas Mavericks will be selecting in the first round on draft night. Since June 2018, they have traded away four first picks, but the Stepien Rule only allows them to move one every other year. That means Dallas must make a pick in 2020. Their selection in 2021 will head to the New York Knicks unprotected. Fans can take a look at the Mavericks’ future draft picks here.

Dallas could trade the selection on draft night. They would technically still make the pick, but for another team. Do not rule out that possibility. The Mavs want to jump into title contention next season. Adding a veteran role player could be the recipe for doing just that.

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2020 NBA Draft mock 3.0: Which player will the Dallas Mavericks select?

The upcoming draft is filled with talent. There is no consensus at the top either. One of seven players could be selected first overall depending on which team wins the lottery. With that said, let us mock out all 30 first-round picks plus the Mavs selection to open round two.

NOTE: The order was set by a lottery simulation on Tankathon. Each selection will note if they moved up or down in the lottery from the current standings as of March 12 when the hiatus began.

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