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Way-too-early 2019 NBA Mock Draft: Who do the Mavs target with their projected pick?

Five-star forward Zion Williamson will likely spend just one season at Duke before entering the 2019 NBA Draft.
Five-star forward Zion Williamson will likely spend just one season at Duke before entering the 2019 NBA Draft.

The Mavericks traded with the Hawks in order to acquire European star Luka Doncic in the 2018 NBA Draft on Thursday night.

But that move came at a cost. Dallas also had to agree to send their 2019 first round pick. However, the good news for Mark Cuban's franchise is that if that picklands anywhere in the top five during the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, then it stays with the Mavericks for the 2019 NBA Draft.

This order is based on the NBA Championship odds from Bovada as of June 11.

1. Philadelphia 76ers (via Sacramento Kings), R.J. Barrett, G, Duke, Freshman

2. Orlando Magic, Nassir Little, SF, UNC, Freshman

3. Memphis Grizzlies, Cameron Reddish, G, Duke, Freshman

4. Detroit Pistons, Ashtan Hagans, G, Kentucky, Freshman

5. Dallas Mavericks, Quentin Grimes, G, Kansas, Freshman

6. Chicago Bulls, Bol Bol, C, Oregon, Freshman

7. Charlotte Hornets, Zion Williamson, F, Duke, Freshman

8. Brooklyn Nets, Daniel Gafford, C, Arkansas, Sophomore

9. Atlanta Hawks, Sekou Doumbouya, F, France

10. Phoenix Suns, Keldon Johnson, SG, Kentucky, Freshman

11. New York Knicks, Bruno Fernando, C, Maryland, Sophomore

12. Washington Wizards, Nazreon Reid, C, LSU, Freshman

13. Portland Trail Blazers, Romeo Langford, SG, Indiana, Freshman

14. Los Angeles Clippers, Jontay Porter, C, Missouri, Sophomore

15. Indiana Pacers, Charles Bassey, C, Western Kentucky, Freshman

16. Denver Nuggets, Rui Hachimura, SF, Gonzaga, Junior

17. Utah Jazz, Kellan Grady, PG, Davidson, Freshman

18. Oklahoma City Thunder, Kris Wilkes, SF, UCLA, Sophomore

19. New Orleans Pelicans, Ashton Hagans, PG, Kentucky, Freshman

20. Minnesota Timberwolves, O'Shae Brissett, SF, Syracuse

21. Milwaukee Bucks, Simi Shittu, PF, Vanderbilt, Freshman

22. Toronto Raptors, Killian Tillie, PF, Gonzaga, Junior

23. Miami HEAT, DeAndre Hunter, SF, Virginia, Junior

24. San Antonio Spurs, Sagaba Konate, C, West Virginia, Senior

25. Atlanta Hawks (via Cleveland Cavaliers), Sophomore

26. Los Angeles Lakers, Jalen McDaniels, F, San Diego State,

27. Boston Celtics, EJ Montgomery, PF, Kentucky, Freshman

28. Boston Celtics (via Philadelphia 76ers), Jarrett Culver, G, Texas Tech, Sophomore

29. Houston Rockets, Jaylen Hands, PG, UCLA, Freshman

30. Golden State Warriors, Udoka Azubuike, F Kansas, Junior

The Dallas Mavericks have to prepare Luka Doncic 'for the long haul,' according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

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