Dallas Mavericks: Robert Woodard II 2020 NBA Draft profile

By Noah Rubinstein
2020 NBA Draft Robert Woodard (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
2020 NBA Draft Robert Woodard (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks, Robert Woodard
Dallas Mavericks Robert Woodard (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images) /

Robert Woodard fit on the Dallas Mavericks

The Mavs should only consider Woodard at 31 overall. They have a strong foundation for the future that is ready to compete. Dallas should be looking for a more NBA-ready player at 18 overall, especially if Woodard’s shot takes time to develop.

Woodard’s defense would be a huge boost to the Mavericks. They were 18th in defensive rating this season. Woodard would increase their depth and give them another option to throw on the many talented wings in the Western Conference. His NBA ready body would be a welcome sight for the Mavericks coming off the bench or as a spot starter.

The swing factor is Woodard’s shot. Dallas could be the best place for the 20-year-old to improve it. Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has a history of fixing shots. Look no further than the improvements of Dorian Finney-Smith this season. Playing off Luka Doncic would get him plenty of open looks too.

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The Dallas Mavericks want to add wing depth. At 18 overall, they should target a “sure thing” or a playmaker. Robert Woodard II would be an interesting second-round target. He has a wide-range in the 2020 NBA Draft but could improve the Mavs next season and beyond.