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Dallas Mavericks: Why fans should still watch the 2021 NBA Draft

Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Jalen Brunson Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks have not been shy about trading away their draft picks. It started with dealing two first-rounders to move up to grab Luka Doncic. The Mavs shipped out two more to acquire Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks, and a top ten protection on their 2023 pick limits Dallas from trading their first in 2025. They have no hesitation about giving up future picks to improve their roster.

The Mavs currently do not have a selection in the 2021 NBA Draft. They sent their second-rounder to the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire J.J. Redick and Nicolo Melli at the trade deadline. Dallas needs to acquire a pick on draft day or they will be without a selection for the first time since 2014.

Some Mavericks fans are probably thinking about skipping Thursday’s NBA Draft, but that is a mistake. There are plenty of reasons why Dallas supporters should still tune in. Here is a closer look at why they should watch.

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Why Dallas Mavericks fans should still watch the 2021 NBA Draft: 3. Acquire a pick

The Mavs will explore every avenue to improve their roster this offseason. They want to build a title contender around Luka Doncic. Dallas will be aggressive in searching for upgrades. If the Mavericks have a prospect they believe in, they will not hesitate in acquiring a pick. They could trade or buy a second-round draft choice.

Will the Dallas Mavericks trade for a draft pick on Thursday? Fans will not know the answer unless they tune in and enjoy the show.

Next: No. 2

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