Apr 6, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Michael Carter-Williams (1) brings the ball upcourt as Michigan Wolverines forward Glenn Robinson III (1) defends in the second half of the semifinals during the 2013 NCAA mens Final Four at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2013: Dallas Mavericks


There’s no question that the Dallas Mavericks are looking to trade this pick. But if they do keep it, it’s clear what they need — a point guard or some size.

With Michael Carter-Williams still available, it makes sense for the Mavs to go the point guard route.

Carter-Williams is a 6-foot-six pure point, who didn’t disappoint during his stint at Syracuse. He averaged nearly 12 points and seven assists in his sophmore season, while leading the Orange to the Final Four.

This pick would remedy the Mavs problem of not having a facilitating point guard since the days of Jason Kidd or Steve Nash. As I said in a previous post, many scouts believe that Carter-Williams’ best days are ahead of him, as they should be for any lottery player.

Let’s remember, though, that the Mavs are desperately trying to move this pick. If they can find a trading partner, that is also willing to take on Shawn Marion’s contract, it gets done.

I believe this pick gets moved, but if it doesn’t look for the Mavs to take a chance on a proven point guard from Syracuse.

SCIC MOCK: With the 13th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks select MICHAEL CARTER-WILLIAMS.

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