SF: Olivier-Maxence Prosper
The Dallas Mavericks landed a traded player exception in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder on draft night, and they later used it in a trade with the Sacramento Kings to acquire Olivier-Maxence Prosper and Richaun Holmes.
Prosper could turn out to be one of the best players in the 2023 NBA Draft class, and he fills exactly what the Mavs need.
In five years, Prosper will be 26 years old and on his second contract with Dallas if they decide to extend him after his rookie contract. As a junior at Marquette, Prosper averaged 12.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 0.9 steals per game.
Prosper also impressed Mavs fans in Summer League with his ability to play defense, hustle, and score off the dribble. He surpassed expectations through his ability to attack closeouts and get to the basket, and will likely be much more than a 3-and-D wing in five years.
People from inside the Mavericks organization have already said they think Prosper will play from day one, and he looks like he will be a perfect fit for the Mavs.
If Prosper can continue to improve as a shooter and gain confidence off the dribble, the Mavs will have one of the best up-and-coming wings in the NBA once 2028 hits.