3 Instant reactions to Dallas Mavericks’ 2023 NBA Draft Lottery results
By Tyler Watts
1. Mavericks have a lottery pick as an asset
The question now shifts to what the Dallas Mavericks do with the pick. They must improve their roster around Luka Doncic, and there is zero time to wait. Dallas missed the playoffs this year, and multiple upgrades are needed. Without them this summer, the Mavs' fear of a Luka Doncic trade request could become a reality.
The Mavericks have another premium asset, but what do they do with it? They are going to explore trade talks, but what can Dallas get for the tenth overall pick? Should they consider keeping it and having a second young talent to build their roster around moving forward?
The Mavericks cannot trade their selection until draft night. They now owe their 2024 first-round pick to the New York Knicks with another top-ten protection. Dallas is hoping that pick conveys because if it does not, they will have a different set of problems on their hands.
What will the Dallas Mavericks do with their 2023 first-round pick? They will get a chance to improve their roster, but how much? Does Dallas trade it for an established role player or two? Will they instead add a talent prospect? Stay tuned to find out.