2020 NBA Draft mock 4.0: First 31 picks post lottery

Tyler Watts
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2020 NBA Draft mock #31: Dallas Mavericks (via Warriors)- Desmond Bane

The Mavs hold the top pick in the second round thanks to a trade with the Golden State Warriors from 2016. Four years later, Dallas reaps the benefits as it can add another young talent to its blossoming team. The Mavericks would love to select a 3-and-D wing.

Desmond Bane played four seasons at TCU. This year, he averaged 16.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 1.5 steals in 36.0 minutes per game.

Bane was one of the best shooters in the NCAA. He has connected on 43.3 percent of his 575 career college 3-point attempts. The 22-year-old can space the floor. His shooting ability should earn him NBA minutes from opening night next season.

Bane’s defense is a work in progress. He is 6’6 and 215 pounds. It will take some time to adjust, but Bane should be able to become a plus option on the defensive end.

The Mavericks draft Desmond Bane to put another elite floor spacer around Luka Doncic. The 21-year-old superstar will have no issues creating open shots for the 22-year-old rookie. Expect Bane to knock them down too.

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The 2020 NBA Draft will be full of intrigue and excitement. Fans will not want to miss a second of that action. There figures to be trades and surprises, so please tune in and enjoy.