Dallas Mavericks: Robert Woodard II 2020 NBA Draft profile
The Dallas Mavericks will be looking for a 3-and-D wing in the 2020 NBA Draft. One name that stands out is Mississippi State’s Robert Woodard II. At 6’7 and 235 pounds with a 7’1 wingspan, the sophomore has an NBA ready body. Although falling in love with a player’s athletic ability has hurt teams in the past, Woodard proved he is much more with an impressive shooting season.
Woodard put his name on the map in high school. He was a top 50 recruit in 2018. Woodard showed flashes of his finishing and athletic ability as a freshman, but his second year at Mississippi State was when he stood out.
This season, Woodard averaged 11.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game while shooting 49.5 percent from the field, 42.9 percent on his threes, and 64.1 percent from the free-throw line. The 20-year-old’s 3-point shooting increased from 27.3 percent as a freshman.
How does Robert Woodard fit with the Dallas Mavericks?
Based on those numbers, Woodard might appear like a home run draft pick, but writers covering the draft have him all over the board. He lands anywhere from just outside the lottery to the early second round. The Mavs have picks 18 and 31 overall in the 2020 NBA Draft. Should they consider Woodard II?
The Mavs must figure out how they could him. They could use another wing off the bench, especially with Delon Wright and Justin Jackson falling out of the rotation in the playoffs. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is tough to count because of his lack of offensive ability too.
Is Robert Woodard II the right player to fill the void for the Dallas Mavericks? Does he help take the team to the next level? Let us take a closer look at the 20-year-old draft prospect.