Mavericks Hope to Draft Rotation Player
In what is perceived to be a draft deep with talent, Donnie Nelson believes the Dallas Mavericks are positioned to pick up a quality player when the NBA holds its annual draft at 6 p.m. Thursday in Newark, N.J.
The Mavs hold the No. 17 and 55th picks in this year’s draft.
And considering 10 of its current 15 players are projected to be free agents on July 1, the Mavs could use an abundance of help.
“It’s that time of the year where we’re looking at everything and the kitchen sink at 17 and trying to figure out who’s going to fall where,” Nelson, the Mavs’ general manager, said. “It’s a crazy time of the year, and the coffee machines are working overtime.
“We should be able to come up with something that can help us. Hopefully it’ll be a rotation-type player.”