This past week Dennis Smith Jr. made headlines when he signed with Under Armour for 3 years and around $2 million dollars a year with incentives. This is the most recent Mavericks player to sign with a big name shoe company.
This year with the #9 pick in the 2017 draft the Mavericks decided to go with Dennis Smith Jr., an athletic PG from North Carolina State. This is the highest pick that the Mavericks have ended up with since they drafted Dirk Nowitzki in the 1998 draft in a pick they got through a draft night trade.
The Mavericks have the highest pick that they have had in years with this year’s #9 pick. The last time the Mavericks had the #9 pick was in 1998 and they ended up with a German big man named Nowitzki and that ended up pretty well.