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Mavericks: 5 2022 NBA Draft prospects to watch this season

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2022 NBA Draft prospect Dallas Mavericks fans should watch: 1. Jean Montero

Montero is taking the newest path for NBA draft prospects by playing for Overtime Elite this season. He played professionally in Spain the last two years, but he is the star of the new league and will be afforded plenty of opportunities to showcase his incredible skills.

The 18-year-old is a 6’2 point guard that can score, make plays, and create shots for others. The 2022 NBA Draft class is light on lead ball-handlers, so an impressive season could see Montero vault up draft boards. He has a high basketball IQ and brings an intriguing skill set to the table.

It is the first season for the Overtime Elite, and much of Montero’s competition is high school players. He is putting on a show, but how will NBA teams view the league? If Montero is the best player and consistently puts out monster performances, will that be enough to make him a top ten selection on draft night? His game and skill set are something to watch as is the Overtime Elite league this season. 

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The 2022 NBA Draft is still eight months away, and fans will learn plenty about the prospects in that time. Keep an eye on who is rising and falling this season as the Dallas Mavericks will be looking to add an impactful talent with the first draft pick under new general manager Nico Harrison.