The Dallas Mavericks finished the season losing nine of their last 11 games and ended as the tenth-worst team in the NBA by record. This awful close to the season eliminated them from playoff contention but pushed them into the draft lottery, where they have a 13.9 percent chance to jump into the top four.
Dallas has just a 79.8 percent to keep their pick. The Mavs owe it to New York from the original Kristaps Porzingis trade if it falls outside the top ten on lottery night.
Dallas desperately needs young talent and will be looking to improve their roster through the 2023 NBA Draft. This is likely the highest pick that Dallas will have for years to come, and they need to make the right move to build around Luka Doncic. One player with elite potential that Dallas may have their eyes on is point guard Scoot Henderson.
Scoot Henderson 2023 NBA Draft profile: How would he fit next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving on the Dallas Mavericks?
The high-flying point guard averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game in his second season with the G League Ignite. He is consistently mocked to get drafted in the top two picks, so Dallas would have to strike gold to have the chance to take him.
Here's a look at Henderson's strengths, weaknesses, and how he'd fit on the Mavericks alongside Doncic and potentially Kyrie Irving. The eight-time All-Star is a free agent this summer, but the Mavs must re-sign him.