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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1. Noah Clowney, Brooklyn Nets

The final prospect that Olivier-Maxence Prosper has already outplayed is Noah Clowney. He had a terrible Summer League, averaging five points a game in the five games that he played. When a prospect only shoots 22 percent in Vegas, it's not looking good. If he wants a job in the NBA, he has to shoot a lot better than that.

Prosper outshot him and was way better in all categories. With the Brooklyn Nets looking for someone who can rebound and consistently make baskets, they probably would have been better off drafting Prosper.

He was consistently making his shots and creating plays in Vegas. I even think Prosper would have got more playing time right out of the gate in Brooklyn compared to the minutes he will get with the Mavericks next season.

In conclusion, Prosper is already making NBA Scouts kick themselves for not including him on their NBA draft boards. Prosper is probably going to end up having a better career than most of the players that were drafted in front of him.

Harrison was smart enough to trade back into the first round of the draft and get him before he ended up with another team in our conference. With Prosper signed to the Mavericks, he's going to play an important role with the team as they make their way to the NBA Finals this season.