Pointguard01 wrote:I’ve seen a number of mocks starting to show Patrick Williams falling to mid 1st. While I haven’t seen much of him, I’d be intrigued by his upside. If he’s there, we’d have to take a chance.
I really like Williams, but the more I read about him, the more he seems like another DFS - only with more upper body strength. He played a lot inside rather than on the perimeter in college and he's appears to be more locked into the PF position. In other words, he might struggle a little guarding and playing against opposing wings. He's a relatively average shooter from the perimeter (32% 3-point shooter). He's really a great athlete with no special skill set on either side of the ball. His draft selection in the mid-1st round is largely predicated on potential.
Given that, I can't really tell how he would fit with the Mavericks. He would be high on my list if he was still there when the Mavs picked, but there are several players I might take over him if they were available. Banes, Lewis, and Poku might have more to offer this Mavericks team. It's a tough call and totally dependent on who else is there.
I am completely blah on RJ Hampton. Nothing about him makes me think he has more to offer than at least 6-8 other players that will likely be there. He likely would have been a top-5 lottery pick had he gone to college, but instead played overseas where he got pushed around a little (he was only 18 at the time). Now he's a late 1st rounder. Great athlete, not much of a perimeter shooter. May be a good playmaker eventually. Again, I'd probably take Lewis and Banes before him.