The Dallas Mavericks have a massive list of needs going into the offseason and one of the biggest is depth at the wing position.
Reggie Bullock is entering the final year of his contract with Dallas and Josh Green and Tim Hardaway Jr. are more shooting guards than wings.
Could Dallas draft a wing in the first round?
Cam Whitmore 2023 NBA Draft profile: Will wing land on Dallas Mavericks?
The Mavs will certainly be interested in a wing. Dallas had a reliable wing that started over 300 games as a Maverick in Dorian Finney-Smith, and that spot in the starting lineup hasn't looked the same since he left. They've experienced starting Justin Holiday, Reggie Bullock, Josh Green, and Tim Hardaway Jr. at this position, but having another true wing would immensely benefit Dallas.
If the player is a young true wing on a rookie contract, that would benefit them even more. One player that Dallas could look into drafting is the 6'7 wing from Villanova, Cam Whitmore.
Whitmore averaged 12.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game in his lone season at Villanova and shot 34 percent from downtown on over four attempted threes per game. He would immediately bring in depth at the wing position and give Dallas some youth within their rotation that they can develop and build upon.
Here's a look at Whitmore's game as a whole and how he'd fit on the Dallas Mavericks if they decide to draft him. He is expected to go in the early to the middle part of the lottery and would be an absolute steal if he happens to fall to the tenth pick.