Jordan Hawkins 2023 NBA Draft profile: Is the UConn guard right for the Mavericks?

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The Dallas Mavericks have just one pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, and it's the 10th overall selection. It marks the first time the Mavericks will be drafting this high since they selected Luka Doncic third overall in the 2018 NBA Draft.

The Mavericks are considering multiple options, including heavily weighing the idea of trading the pick, but there's still a chance they could make the selection.

So many solid prospects could fall to the Mavericks at pick 10. It's a list that includes Arkansas point guard Anthony Black, UCF forward Taylor Hendricks, and Duke center Dereck Lively II. However, there is one prospect that stands out - UConn guard Jordan Hawkins.

Jordan Hawkins 2023 NBA Draft profile

You might remember him from March Madness, as he helped lead the UConn Huskies to a national title this past season. He is also the cousin of LSU forward Angel Reese, so basketball runs in the family. He's widely projected to land in the late lottery.

The Mavericks are looking for anyone who can come in and contribute immediately and help them get back to the playoffs. Hawkins is a 3-and-D project and would take some time to develop, so that's something the Mavericks would have to consider before drafting him.

Could he contribute right away coming off the bench or would he end up in the G League to begin the season? Let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of Hawkins and how he would fit in with the Mavericks.