The Dallas Mavericks desperately need to keep this pick in the lottery. It is owed to the Knicks with a top-ten protection, and the Mavs finished with the tenth-worst record. If they land tenth after the lottery, expect Dallas to shop this selection in looking for win-now upgrades to put around Luka Doncic.
The Mavericks must address their defense, and Cam Whitmore is 6-foot-7 with a reported seven-foot wingspan. He may not be a lockdown option early on, but Dallas will be excited about his potential as a 3-and-D wing for Doncic. His size and athletic ability make him the standout choice. — Tyler Watts, The Smoking Cuban