Without a first round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks will be relying on the second round to score an impact player so today we look at who could be available at Pick 37
Since the Dallas Mavericks sent their first round pick to Atlanta as compensation for Luka Donic, they are without a selection in the first stanza of the upcoming NBA Draft. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be without a means to improve.
That’s because they own an early pick in round two. Armed with the 37th pick, the Dallas Mavericks will have the ability to add a true impact player on draft day. While second round picks may be far from sure things, the unpredictable and fluid nature of this year’s draft means some high potential players have a very legitimate chance of falling to them.
Today we look at three of these players:
1. Admiral Scofield
Of the three players we’re going to discuss, Admiral Scofield has the least exciting upside. But that doesn’t mean he’s uninteresting. Standing 6’5” 241lbs, Scofield is a abnormally stout guy. The athletic forward has the strength and tenacity to matchup against men considerably larger, and could be a valuable matchup piece in Rick Carlisle’s stable of wing players.
While his mid-range shot and overall defense lacks polish, he has the physical tools and athleticism to improve. Additionally, he’s a proven long range shooter (.418 3P%) and can help the Mavs on Day One in a particular area of weakness.
At age 22, he’s older than most prospects. But the seasoned player offers immediate help at the next level. So what he lacks in high-end potential, he makes up for in instant impact.