Dallas Mavericks Draft Target No. 2
Aaron Nesmith, Wing
Similar to Bay, Aaron Nesmith has a long frame (6-foot-6) and even longer arms (6-foot-10). He’s a slightly-plus defender on the wing who can guard multiple types of players. He’s not the lock-down defender that Bay is, but he more than makes up for it in his shooting.
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Aaron Nesmith is arguably the best pure shooter in the draft. Averaging 23-points per game last season, Nesmith shot a mind-blowing 52.2% from beyond the arch. He’s not much of a weapon inside the paint but he’s a straight-up assassin from deep.
Nesmith is an elite talent moving off the ball and has a knack for getting open and draining open looks. His quick release adds to his potency and fit alongside Luka. Nesmith shot 35% off the dribble, 47% from guarded catch-and-shoot opportunities, and 65% from unguarded open shots. These staggering numbers make him a perfect candidate to go earlier than expected in the draft and require the Dallas Mavericks to package picks to secure him.
Aaron Nesmith isn’t good enough on defense to be considered a true 3-and-D wing but he’s not a liability defensively either and he’s absolutely elite on offense. He’s the perfect piece to the Dallas offense and will get a ton of opportunities on the perimeter with Luka drawing defenders and kicking out.