Should Dallas Mavericks trade or keep their 2023 1st round draft pick?
By Tyler Watts
What does Luka Doncic want Dallas Mavericks to do with their 2023 draft pick?
This is an important question to ask that nobody knows the answer to except for the 24-year-old superstar. The Mavs need to do everything in their power to make number 77 happy. Luka wants to win more than anything, and the franchise should be focused on building a title contender around him. One that can compete for a championship every year over the next decade-plus.
Rookies rarely help contending teams win immediately, but the front office should have both views in mind. Getting a young talent that can grow next to Doncic and blossom into a key piece of a contending team would be massive.
Dallas should also weigh the value of the pick heavily. Is some team willing to blow them away with an offer on draft night? Will the player be worth more than the selection? The Mavericks are looking to maximize the talent on their roster and that often means trading players at the peak of their value, which Dallas has struggled to do.
Luka Doncic’s desire to win immediately will factor into the decision on what the Dallas Mavericks should do with the 2023 first-round draft pick, so what is the best result?