3 Dallas natives for the Mavericks to target with the 10th pick in the 2023 NBA Draft

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1. Anthony Black

Anthony Black is becoming a fan favorite among Mavs fans and is the best fit of these three players.

Black played high school basketball at Coppell High School before transferring to Duncanville for his senior year. After Duncanville, he played at the University of Arkansas.

While at Arkansas, he averaged 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. Like Cason Wallace, Black is an elite defender. He can guard multiple positions and has the size to switch.

Offensively, Black is a maestro with the basketball. He has true playmaking abilities and is a willing passer that always makes the right play. Black doesn't force many shots and plays his role.

He is also a solid finisher around the basket and finishes strong through contact. Black possesses an elite feel for the game that you can't teach.

Black would be a phenomenal fit in Dallas and it seems like they like him, but the problem is that it seems he won't fall to 10. Teams will bet on his defensive abilities and physical tools, causing him to likely go in the top nine. But if he does fall to 10, Dallas has to take him.

Other than the fact he struggles as a shooter, he fits everything that Dallas wants to do. He is great in the pick and roll, swings the ball, and plays tough defense.

The 2023 NBA Draft is on June 22 and will hopefully be a night to remember for Mavs fans. They will either draft a young piece to add to their core, ship off the tenth pick for a proven role player, or trade back in the draft. There are plenty of different things that the Mavericks can do on draft night, and we'll have you covered.