Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Dallas Mavericks Post-Lottery 2023 NBA Mock Draft Roundup

Leading up to the 2023 NBA Draft, we will update our Dallas Mavericks Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Dallas Mavericks from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Mavericks:

The Rookie Wire — Cody Taylor (5/19)

10. Taylor Hendricks, UCF

Hendricks made a rapid rise up draft boards after a great freshman campaign with UCF. He has the athleticism and ability to guard multiple positions and switch onto smaller players. He boasts a 7-foot wingspan that will help enable him to play the passing lanes and help protect the paint. Offensively, Hendricks can space the floor, after shooting 39.4% from beyond the arc, and help facilitate things on the court.

After some great tanking efforts, the Mavericks managed to hang onto this pick. Dallas appears to be the floor for Hendricks as some believe he can go even higher on draft night. Based on his ascension to this point, it wouldn't be all that surprising to see him go in the 6-8 range after the combine and team workouts. In any case, Hendricks is well on his way to becoming the first Knights player drafted in the first round.

CBS Sports — Gary Parrish (5/17)

10. Jalen Hood-Schifino, Indiana

Whether the Mavericks bring back Kyrie Irving or not, having another combo guard to play with Luka Donic [sic] isn't the worst idea in the world. Hood-Schifino has good-enough size and a more-dependable 3-point shot than what he showed in his one season at Indiana.

Sporting News — Kyle Irving (5/17)

10. Gradey Dick, Kansas

Given Luka Doncic's ball-dominant style of play, the Mavericks can never have enough shooters around their superstar on the perimeter. Dick would be a dream scenario for Dallas at No. 10.

Dick has elevated his stock into the lottery range, proving to be one of the best — and most consistent — perimeter shooters in this class. He finished the season shooting a blistering 40.3 percent from 3 on 5.7 attempts per game, showing off his limitless range and ability to knock down shots off of the catch, dribble, or flying off of screens. Once he fills out his frame, Dick will be a dependable 3-and-D option.

The Athletic — Sam Vecenie (5/16)

10. Dereck Lively II, Duke

The Scout: Lively struggled to start the season, but by the end of it, there was not a more impactful defender in college basketball. He's an elite rim protector who averaged 2.5 blocks per game this past season in 20 minutes. He defends ball screens well and can do so in a variety of different schemes. He can hard hedge and recover, he can drop, and he can play at the level. He's mobile and runs the court very well. Offensively, he's extremely limited right now, but Lively has immense tools with a 7-7 wingspan that portends potential to not just be a good defender but a great one.

The Fit: The Mavericks essentially have no long-term answer at the center position right now, and they desperately need rim protection and rebounding to pair with Luka Dončić and potentially Kyrie Irving. Lively would be a tremendous partner for both of them in ball screens on offense, and defensively, he can cover for them if they lose track of their players. This is probably on the early end of Lively's range, but the fit is too good.

Yahoo! Sports — Krysten Peek (5/16)

10. Gradey Dick, Kansas

The Mavericks keep their pick after tanking the remainder of the season and could add a shooter with good size like Dick on the perimeter. The Kansas guard raised some eyebrows Monday afternoon at the NBA Draft Combine when he elected to participate in every activity, including shooting drills and 3-on-3 competition. Typically, players projected within the lottery skip any sort of competition to avoid exposure or injury. Dick shot 64% and finished with the fourth-best score in the 3-point star drill, and shot 76.7% and was sixth out of all players win shooting off the dribble.

Bleacher Report — Jonathan Wasserman (5/16)

10. Gradey Dick, Kansas

With the New York Knicks' pick, the Mavericks could draft Dick for his shooting and the extra spacing he'd provide for the team's star ball-handlers. There is a guarantee tied to his shot-making and its value/purpose to the rotation and eventual starting lineup.

SB Nation — Ricky O'Donnell (5/16)

10. Anthony Black, Arkansas

Anthony Black is a huge guard who should make a significant impact on the defensive end as he figures out his role offensively. At 6'7, 200 pounds, Black is a determined on-ball defender with sharp rotational instincts who could be able to switch across four positions at the NBA level. Black has a strong lower body and quick hands that helps him hold up against bigger matchups, and he's still quick enough to hang with speedy guards most of the time. The question for Black is how much scoring punch he can provide. He's a shaky outside shooter (30 percent from three on 98 attempts), and doesn't generate much rim pressure as a driver. He's more of a connective passer than a true lead guard, but if the shot comes around this is exactly the type of player teams want in the rotation during the playoffs.

CBS Sports — Kyle Boone (5/16)

10. Gradey Dick, Kansas

Tall wings who have the ability to shoot it -- and do so successfully in the multitude of ways Dick can shoot it -- don't come around every draft. His game is tailor-made for an NBA role player with room to grow into more alongside a superstar in Luka Doncic.

For the Win — Bryan Kalbrosky (5/16)

10. Anthony Black, Arkansas

Anthony Black is a swiss-army-knife prospect and prospects with his blend of size, playmaking, and defensive ability tend to hear their name called early in the draft. Black was also able to draw more total shooting fouls (80) than all high-major guards except just Judah Mintz, per CBB Analytics.

The biggest hole in his game is his shooting, the encouraging news is that his jump shot isn't necessarily broken.

Although the SEC All-Freshman point-forward shot only 30.1 percent on 3-pointers, he got his shot to fall when he was open. Black was 18-for-48 (37.5 percent) on his uncontested shots from beyond the arc, per AI-Powered statistics provided by Stats Perform, and 16-for-34 (47.1 percent) on shots from the NBA distance.

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