3 Reasons the NBA should secretly want Dallas Mavericks to pick 1st in 2023 NBA Draft
By Tyler Watts
1. Superstar duo with Luka Doncic
Only three of the 15 players that made one of the All-NBA teams this year has their team participating in the lottery, and Luka is the only multiple-time first-teamer. Doncic made his fourth straight, which tied Dirk Nowitzki for the most in team history. He is unquestionably a superstar and one of the five best players in the NBA.
Making a superstar trio in Dallas would be best for the league. Victor Wembanyama is going to be must-watch in his rookie campaign. He is the most hyped prospect since LeBron James in 2003, but that only gets more fuel if he is on a contending team surrounded by two All-Stars. Luka and Kyrie Irving both started the 2023 All-Star game, and they could form the best trio in the NBA from minute one.
Wembanyama is a perfect fit in Dallas. He solves their rebounding and rim protection woes immediately. He would be arguably the best center in team history from the moment he arrives from Europe. Yes, Wemby is that good, and the teenager will only improve.
The NBA is all about star power. Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving are two of the most popular players, and fans will go crazy for Victor Wembanyama. Putting the three players together makes an instant contender and one of the most intriguing teams in the league.
Will Victor Wembanyama end up on the Dallas Mavericks? There is a three percent chance, so tune in on Tuesday night to find out. The lottery begins at 7:00 p.m. CT on ESPN. Do not miss it.