Gradey Dick 2023 NBA Draft profile: The perfect wing to play next to Luka Doncic?
By Noah Weber
The Dallas Mavericks tanked their final two games of the regular season resulting in them having the tenth-best odds at landing the number one pick in the 2023 NBA Draft and a 79.8 percent chance to keep their pick.
If Dallas had won their final two games, they would have been in a three-way tie with the Thunder and Bulls. The NBA would have conducted a coin flip to decide the draft order of the three, and Dallas definitely didn't want that as their pick is top-ten protected.
Dallas now doesn't have to sweat as much on the NBA's Draft Lottery night on May 16 as they will likely keep their pick, but there is still a 20.2 percent shot that it falls 11th through 14th and heads to the Knicks.
Gradey Dick 2023 NBA Draft profile: The perfect wing to play next to Luka Doncic on Dallas Mavericks?
One player that the Mavericks will have their eye on is the 6'8 wing from the University of Kansas, Gradey Dick. Dick is expected to fall in the middle-to-late lottery range, so if the Mavericks pick stays at ten, he is a player that they should target.
Dick averaged 14.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists as a freshman and shot an efficient 40.3 percent from downtown. He is the type of player that could thrive in the Dallas Mavericks' system as Luka Doncic would create countless open threes for him, and the 6'8 would not be asked to do too much right away.
Here is a look at his game and more on his potential fit in Dallas.