Dallas Mavericks: Why they should trade their 2020 first round pick
Dallas Mavericks: Why they should trade their 2020 first-round pick
The Dallas Mavericks are just beginning a journey. They made the playoffs for the first time since 2016. Luka Doncic jumped into the MVP conservation as a 21-year-old. Kristaps Porzingis played the best basketball of his career during the restart. The Mavs are a team nobody is looking forward to facing next season.
Dallas has been active in rebuilding their roster. They traded two first-round picks to acquire Luka. The Mavericks shipped out two more to grab Porzingis from the Knicks. That leaves Dallas light on both selections and tradable picks. Fans can see what draft choices the Mavs have over the next five years here.
They hold two picks in the 2020 NBA Draft. The Mavericks are locked in at 18 and 31 overall. That means the organization has an important decision on their hands. Who do they make the pick or trade it away?
Why the Dallas Mavericks should trade their 2020 first-round pick
Technically, Dallas has to make their first-round selection. The Stepien Rule prevents NBA teams from trading their firsts in consecutive seasons. Dallas has already shipped their 2021 first-rounder to the Knicks. They can trade the pick on draft night, but the move does not go into effect until after the moratorium is lifted.
The Dallas Mavericks have lofty goals for next season. To reach those, they need to improve their roster in 2021. Here are three reasons why the Mavs should trade the 18th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft.
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