Building a Mavericks “dream team” if they picked right in every NBA Draft

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2018 NBA Draft: Duncan Robinson over Kostas Antetokounmpo with the 60th pick

Sticking with the theme of undrafted players, the Dallas Mavericks whiffed with not one but two picks in the final few selections of the 2018 NBA Draft.

In addition to having the 52nd pick in the draft, they also had the 60th pick - Mr. Irrelevant. With the selection, they picked up Kostas Antetokounmpo, the brother of Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Unfortunately for the Mavericks, he wasn’t quite as good as his brother. Not even close. Antetokounmpo played in just two games for the Mavericks, but his career wasn’t a total flop, as he managed to win a title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2020.

If the Mavericks had the option, though, they definitely would have made a different pick. And in this case, that pick should have been Duncan Robinson.

Another current member of the Miami Heat, Robinson has had a relatively up-and-down career. He burst onto the scene in 2020, emerging as one of the best three-point shooters in the league.

However, a slow two years made his contract look awful, but he’s turned things around in the 2023 NBA Playoffs, refinding his shooting stroke and becoming a regular member of Miami’s rotation once again.

Dallas could use that level of shooting alongside Doncic, making him a great fit for their current roster and this hypothetical dream team.