1 Prospect for every possible Dallas Mavericks 2023 NBA Draft position
By Tyler Watts
Prospect for Dallas Mavericks at 10th overall: Gradey Dick
Odds to land this selection: 65.9 percent
This is the most likely outcome on draft night. The Mavs keep their selection in 79.8 percent of the scenarios with staying tenth being by far the most likely outcome. Assuming this is where Dallas ends up, they will have a massive decision on what to do. The smart money is on trading the draft pick for an established player, but could the Mavericks gamble on someone ready now with star potential?
Donovan Mitchel was the 13th pick in the 2017 draft. He was ready immediately and quickly became a star. The 6’1 guard is a four-time All-Star and just made his first All-NBA team in year six.
It would be risky, but the Dallas Mavericks need to take some gambles to build a title contender around Luka Doncic.
Gradey Dick is a high-floor prospect with upside. He averaged 14.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.4 steals in 32.7 minutes per game during his lone season at Kansas. Dick also shot 40.3 percent from 3-point range and is considered one of the best shooters in this class. Dallas needs floor spacing around Doncic, which makes the 6’8 wing a natural fit.
Can the 19-year-old become a 3-and-D wing that averages over 15 points per game on efficient shooting? Does he have the athletic ability to become a lockdown defender? He will likely be the best prospect available if Dallas stays at ten.
Dallas Mavericks fans cannot miss the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery. It will be a franchise-altering night. Expect plenty of nervous moments leading up to the announcement, and who knows? Maybe, the Mavs are the team that wins the Wembanyama sweepstakes. It is worth dreaming about.