Sefko’s Latest: Point Guard A “Priority” For Mavs In Offseason

Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News discussed the Mavs‘ offseason plans during a live chat Monday, labeling point guard the team’s “No. 1 priority” in the upcoming draft.

“Somebody who can snag rebounds will help,” Sefko explained. “But an athletic wing player is always in demand. Still, Point guard is the No. 1 priority in the offseason. We all think highly of Yogi Ferrell, but he needs help at the position. If Seth Curry‘s handles get a little better…”

Sefko acknowledged Dallas’ minimal playoff chances, citing the Mavs’ upcoming schedule as problematic. Rick Carlisle‘s squad dropped three of four in a recent stretch (including defeats to the Suns and 76ers), putting the Mavs in an unenviable position as the postseason nears. Still, Sefko writes, there’s reason for optimism in 2017/18:

“This franchise still is recovering from the DeAndre Jordan nightmare. But this summer, if they can connect on another solid double like Harrison Barnes or Curry or Wesley Matthews, then they are positioned to have enough young talent to get the attention of star free agents.”

Veteran point guard J.J. Barea was among Sefko’s talking points. While Barea has two guaranteed seasons left his contract, Sefko predicts J.J. will be coaching before too long. With that in mind, it would behoove Barea to act as a mentor to Ferrell and Curry.

When asked about potential draft picks for the Mavs, Sefko pointed out Donovan Mitchell of Louisville, as well as Jonathan Isaac of Florida State.

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12 thoughts on “Sefko’s Latest: Point Guard A “Priority” For Mavs In Offseason

  1. Z-A

    Rubio is up for sale. The Elfrid Payton Project. Reggie Jackson is def available.

    Draft: Frank Ntilikina and/or De’Aaron Fox should be there at 10, which is where the Mavs currently sit.

    I don’t know why you would take Isaac when you have Barnes, and Mitchell is a 2nd rounder.

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    • zip_fische

      They need to rebuild. Getting a point guard in the draft like D’Aaron Fox or Dennis Smith could be a nice addition to the young core with Barnes and Noel, and signing another wing like KCP, Otto Porter, or Tim Hardaway Jr. with Bogut and Deron’s Cap could get them to the next stage in rebuilding. Re-signing Noel (restricted) is a no-brainer.

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  2. justinkm19

    Chris Paul will be the target, unfortunately. He won’t come here and we will look elsewhere. Maybe George Hill.

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    • txphi_991

      Ferrell is a role player. Not a championship caliber starting PG

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  3. RockHard

    I like the kid fox from Kentucky if he is there when the mavs pick. He’s an explosive athlete which the mavs need more of. Watching him play in the SEC and NCAA tournaments it seems like he can get to the rim at will, he just needs to work on his jumper a bit

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