The Dallas Mavericks have the 10th pick in the 2023 NBA Draft. Their failure to capitalize on Luka Doncic’s success and the Kyrie Irving trade led to them missing the Play-In Tournament entirely, but it did land them a lottery pick.
Adding a top-10 talent from this year’s class is an intriguing idea. Guys like Dereck Lively II, Taylor Hendricks, and Grady Dick all have a ton of upside and could help the Mavericks next season and moving forward.
That being said, the Mavericks need win-now talent. If they want to capitalize on the talent of Doncic and Irving, surrounding the duo with as much veteran help as possible will be crucial this summer.
However, at the time of writing this, it is the day of the NBA Draft, and the Mavericks have yet to make a trade.
5 last-ditch trades for Mavericks to flip 10th pick in 2023 NBA Draft
On the one hand, that could simply mean they are weighing all their options and will make a move at the last second, picking the trade they feel as though could help them the most.
On another, they could be waiting until the last second to see which team budges and gives up more in a trade than they were previously willing to, as some squads could be desperate to trade into this draft.
And on a third, maybe the market has dried up, and the Mavericks will be the team scrambling at the last second, giving up more for a worse return than they had hoped for.
Regardless, the day for trade has come, so here are five last-ditch effort trades the Mavericks could pull off with the 10th pick in the 2023 NBA Draft.