3 NBA Draft picks Mavs rookie Olivier-Maxence Prosper should have been taken over

Here are three 2023 NBA Draft prospects that Dallas Mavericks rookie Olivier-Maxence Prosper should have been drafted over.
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2. Jalen Hood-Schifino, Los Angeles Lakers

Jalen Hood-Schifino was another player that was drafted way ahead of Prosper and could be on the road to being a bust. He has a rough Summer League with the Los Angeles Lakers, shooting 34% from the floor and 21% from beyond the arc.

I don't know how long the Lakers are going to give him to develop, considering they are a powerhouse in the NBA and want to win titles. He may struggle to earn minutes.

Prosper would have probably put up better counting stats than Hood-Schifino if he got more minutes in the first Summer League game. Mavericks Summer League Coach Jared Dudley had them on a minutes restriction because Prosper and Lively signed their rookie contracts in Vegas before the first game. They were waiting on both trades to get finalized, and they only had one practice before getting their first taste of NBA action.

Prosper showed he was a lot more versatile than Hood-Schifino in the games that he played in Vegas. He was all over the boards, grabbing rebounds and making his shots.

If the Lakers had a mulligan for the NBA Draft, they would probably draft Prosper over Hood-Schifino. He would have been a workhorse for their second-string offense, and if there was an injury during the season, he would fit in with the Lakers starting lineup.