arkuo wrote:If we land number 4 or 5, I am very high on Cam Reddish as a prospect. He fits right in at SG or SF. That's a 6'8 player with point guard skills and shoots well beyond the arc. Showed that he can play off ball in a team with Zion Williamson and RJ Barrett.
And if by some off chance, that Mark Cuban can somehow convince KD to be his own man and sign here to lead Luka and KP, then you have a scary ass team for the next decade.
C- Porzingis / Powell
PF- Durant / Kleber
SF- DFS / Jackson / Broekhoff
SG- Reddish / THJ / Lee
PG- Doncic / Brunson / Harris
*DFS guards the opposing PG. Luka shifts to SF on defense.
I am intrigued with Reddish's measurement and skillsets. But I am a little worried about the intangibles. I think Reddish is similar to Hezonja somehow. In a weak draft, Reddish is still pretty good piece moving forward. But thinking Cam as highly as Leonard may disappoint ourselves. Defense involves a mentality to not give in anything. It also takes extraordinary effort to work to improve. If the Mavs does pick Reddish, I hope the Mavs could somehow take on salary and draft Thybulle. Then, sign Hezonja as another fall-back option. I think the Mavs need to give DFS credits for vast improvement. But thinking DFS as highly as a starter elite stopper may disappoint us as well. Kosta, in all indications, is not as matured as random rotation player. The physical tools are still intriguing. I think having a speedy PG is of higher priority. Morant is just fine with the potential as knockdown defender at 1. As of now, if the Mavs does gets a high pick, I'd rather have Morant with unloaded contracts. Then, sign Hezonja and draft Thybulle (trade up? take on contract?).
C - Porzingis / Kleber (5M) / Any defensive big that can bang beefy big
PF - Randle (20M) / Nowitzki (MIN) / Kosta or cap burden from trade
SF - Doncic / Hezonja (3M) / Broekhoff or 2nd round pick if the Mavs keeps it from any trade
SG - Thybulle / Hardaway / Jackson
PG - Morant / Brunson / Barea (2M)
(Powell opts out. DFS out of price tag)
I am also fine trading Zion for Gordon, Bamba and Orlando first.