22 Stars the Dallas Mavericks missed drafting by a single pick

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1. Dennis Schroder

In the 2013 NBA Draft, the Atlanta Hawks selected Shane Larkin from the University of Miami with the No. 17 overall pick and his draft rights were later traded to the Dallas Mavericks that night. Larkin was expected to have star potential in Dallas due to his college days at Miami, but that wasn't the case.

He only played one season for Dallas and was traded to the New York Knicks in a deal for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton after his rookie season.

If one certain player would have fallen one more spot, the Mavs would have landed a reliable backup point guard who was an impact player within his first two seasons. The Hawks selected Dennis Schroder with the No. 16 overall pick, and he was solid right away.

In his sophomore season, Schroder averaged 10 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game while shooting 42.7 percent from the field and 35.1 percent from downtown. He continued to be elite off the bench for the Hawks, and he eventually nabbed a starting spot.

His best season with Atlanta came in the 2017-18 season when he averaged 19.4 points per game, and he has bounced around the league since leaving the Hawks. Schroder has never been a star necessarily, but he always performs well in his role wherever he's been.

The Mavs were interested in Schroder a couple of seasons ago, and he would have been a much better pick than Larkin was for them.

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