Palak Chauhan

Trade Talks Heat Up: Victor Wembanyama Emerging as the Most Coveted NBA Draft Prospect

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Victor Wembanyama, the French phenom, is widely regarded as the clear No.1 pick according to most analysts as The Portland Trail Blazers are reportedly willing to trade the No.3 pick in order to acquire another star alongside Damian Lillard. 

There is speculation in the basketball world that the Trail Blazers should consider trading Lillard instead the San Antonio Spurs won the rights to the No.1 pick in the NBA draft in the recently held draft lottery. 

If they stay at No.10 or move up in the selection order, the Dallas Mavericks have a number of options to consider Victor Wembanyama would be chosen as the franchise player by the San Antonio Spurs, who have been in the process of rebuilding. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder are well – equipped to make a bid for Wembanyama thanks to their numerous draft picks and the young players. If the Dallas Mavericks’ pick is selected lower than No.10 they could lose it, but for the purposes of this discussion, we will assume the best case scenario. 

With Luka Doncic on the roster and a desire to win a championship, the Mavericks must decide whether to keep or trade their pick in order to add another star to Damian  Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers are willing to trade the third overall pick. Fans believe the Trail Blazers should move Damian Lillard and develop a new team. 

If the Mavericks land a high draft selection, they should take trade scenarios involving elite players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Pascal Siakam, O.G. Anunoby, and Jaylen Brown into consideration. Losing the pick would be disappointing for the Mavericks no matter what happens. 

No matter where they go in drought, the Mavericks will have a problem, but if they stay at No.10, it might be on a smaller scale what happens on Tuesday will impact how Mavericks and other clubs involved will proceed.  The Mavericks want to prevent a bad result and get a good drought spot. The Mavericks and the other participating teams’ futures will be shaped by the results of the draught lottery. 

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