Unfortunately, the Dallas Mavericks do not have a first-round pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. The good news is that they hold the second pick of the second round and this draft class is deep enough to find an instant-impact player at that selection. One of those players who could be available is Glenn Robinson III, a versatile small forward who makes his impact felt on both sides of the ball.
At 6’7″, 215 pounds, with a 6’10″ wingspan, Robinson III is a lengthy player who projects as an elite defender in the NFL. The Mavericks want to play better team defense in 2014 and by having Robinson III in the starting lineup, it’ll be easier to do just that. Another thing to remember is that his dad, Glenn, was an NBA player and a good one at that. Robinson III has a 38″ vertical. Robinson III has the ability to shoot the ball from any part of the court, but his three-point ball is where he can be deadly. But something to remember about him when defending him on the perimeter is that he can put the ball on the floor and drive to the hoop in the blink of an eye with his athleticism.
The Mavericks have a need at the small forward position. Their draft position isn’t the best situation, but the Mavericks will still get a chance to add a solid player. The first thing Dallas must do in this offseason is to bring back Dirk Nowitzki. After doing that, they will need to assemble the right group of players around him, Jose Calderon, and Monta Ellis. Drafting Robinson III would be a safe pick and the Mavericks could insert him into the starting five by as early as next season.