In 2008 and 2007, the Dallas Mavericks did not get a first round draft pick and they will not receive one in the 2010 NBA Draft. With Carlisle trying to make this team a young team, this draft could either provide a lift or a drop for the Mavs. The Mavs expectations are large and there is a wide variety of players within their range. One of the top prospects is Eric Maynor. The point guard from VCU is a talented player with a winning pedigree who single handily led his team to national prominence after taking over the point guard position in his sophomore season. He quickly showed himself to be a great finisher and despite his tendency to take the ball all on his own, he never developed into what you would call a ball hog.
Another prospect for the Mav's first-round pick is Tyler Hansbrough. His college career speaks for itself: 22.6 points per game and 10.2 rebounds per game. But the question arises about his future; is he going to be a franchise player? Is he going to play in the NBA anything like how he played in college?
The third most probable pick is Terrence Williams - an incredible athlete with a body made for the NBA. Terrence led Louisville to the number one overall rank in March Madness and an Elite Eight appearance. All of this combined makes Terrence a top prospect for the Mav's number one pick.
Other options for the Mavs are Sam Young, Darren Collisions, Omri Casspisf. The top being Wake Forest guard Jeff Teague. Jeff Teague is who the Mavericks really want. He would adjust immediately in the Mavs offense; an offense that just happens to be in dire need of a point guard to fill in for Jason Kidd who's contract is now expired. A few major mistakes that the Mavs can't afford to make: one is, to make any moves that they know will ruin their franchise in the long run. Another mistake that they can not make at all costs is to trade their first round draft pick at the last second. June 26 can either change the Maverick franchise for the better or it will change it for the worst. But with such an incredible draft class my predictions are that we the fans will be very impressed with the Mav's moves.
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