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2015 GBB Community Mock Draft: Dallas Mavericks pick at #21

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Pick #21
Dallas Mavericks
GM: ethanwi11iams

Pre-draft analysis from the GM:

The Mavs aren't as focused on the draft as other teams. They have other things to worry about. Namely the player options that are floating around in the air right now and the big name free agents that they want to corral to Dallas this off-season (Aldridge?). Rondo is gone and the PG position includes Devin Harris and Raymond Felton (who has a player option). The SG position is pretty bare with only Monta Ellis (who also has a player option. The SF position has Chandler Parsons and Al-Farouq Aminu (who yet again has a player option). The PF Position includes Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Powell. Last but not least, the center position does not have one guaranteed player on the roster.

Knowing all that...I'm not going to draft for need. I'm going to draft best player available. When you're picking in the lower half of the first round you are not guaranteed to pick a player who will stick around in the NBA. It seems evident to me that the Mavs need just about everything anyways.

And with the 21st pick in the draft, GM ethanwi11iams and the Mavs select:

21) Rashad Vaughn, SG from UNLV

Photo credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

From GM ethanwi11iams:

Rashad Vaughn, a 6'5" 200 pound SG, can put the ball in the hoop. As a freshman at UNLV this past season he scored just under 18 points a game. He shot 48% from two and 38% from three. Vaughn had a very high usage rate at UNLV, right around 30%, which put him in 3rd in his conference. Even more impressive though, he didn't turn the ball over much at all despite the high usage rate.

Vaughn is 18 and has shown the ability to score the basketball. He will need some time to develop but I will take my chances on Vaughn sticking around in the NBA.

Next up is GM Burgundy and the Chicago Bulls with the 22nd pick in the draft. Stay tuned!

Pick Team GM Selection
#1 Timberwolves Jonah Jordan Karl-Anthony Towns
#2 Lakers chipwilliamsjr Jahlil Okafor
#3 Timberwolves (from 76ers) Jonah Jordan D'Angelo Russell
#4 Raptors (from Knicks) Arkm110 Emmanuel Mudiay
#5 Celtics (from Magic) HEARNBURN Kristaps Porzingis
#6 Kings Jonah Jordan Mario Hezonja
#7 Nuggets Joe Witherwax Justise Winslow
#8 Heat (from Pistons) Mopo123 Stanley Johnson
#9 Hornets pfleming15 Willie Cauley-Stein
#10 Suns (from Heat) nickbushart Frank Kaminsky
#11 Pacers Andrew Ford Cameron Payne
#12 Jazz Tblythe Myles Turner
#13 Pistons (from Heat via Suns) Matthew Bishop Sam Dekker
#14 Thunder ljjung Kelly Oubre, Jr.
#15 Hawks Zordor Devin Booker
#16 Magic (from Celtics) Andy Livingston Bobby Portis
#17 Bucks Lakers (from Bucks) chipwilliamsjr Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
#18 Rockets SirRiles Jerian Grant
#19 Spurs (from Suns via Wizards) ks10680 Tyrus Jones
#20 Thunder (from Raptors) ljjung Trey Lyles
#21 Mavericks ethanwi11iams Rashad Vaughn
#22 Bulls Burgundy
#23 Trail Blazers Edwin Ortiz
#24 Cavaliers Tcampbell395
#25 Grizzlies Kevin Yueng
#26 Suns (from Spurs) nickbushart
#27 Bucks (from Lakers) Jill Kong
#28 Celtics HEARNBURN
#29 Nets Marcgasaucey
#30 Warriors bstubbs