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Dallas Mavericks 2022 NBA Draft grades: 2 trades and select Jaden Hardy

Dallas Mavericks, 2022 NBA Draft, Christian Wood
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Dallas Mavericks, 2022 NBA Draft
Dallas Mavericks, 2022 NBA Draft, Jason Kidd, Luka Doncic / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks 2022 NBA Draft overall grade

It was a busy night for the Mavs that stretch into the wee hours of the morning as they tried to round up undrafted talent for their Las Vegas Summer League squad. They made two trades that improved their roster and selected a talented teenager that was projected to be a first-round pick at 37th overall.

Overall, it was another impressive night from Nico Harrison and the Dallas Mavericks. They have not taken the massive swing yet, but Dallas keeps making moves to improve their roster and the talent around superstar Luka Doncic. The Mavs needed a center, so Harrison found a skilled offensive big man that should open up the lane for Doncic to attack.

Dallas also added a talented 6’4 guard that can handle the ball. They traded for Spencer Dinwiddie at the deadline because they were light on ball handling. Now, head coach Jason Kidd has a teenage scoring guard to develop into a key rotation piece over the next three years.

Dallas Mavericks 2022 NBA Draft overall grade: A

Any contending team should look to leave the draft with their roster a little bit better than when they started. The Mavericks got a starting center, a talented prospect in the second round, and cleared three roster spots to make further upgrades. Consider that a victory and Dallas earned an A grade for their draft.

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