April 23, 2013 Leave a comment
This is Part 3 of a five-part draft preview in which I’ll pretend I know what Dallas will do, although its draft behavior in the past has been difficult to predict. (The last player Dallas itself drafted who eventually appeared in a Mavs jersey was Nick Fazekas, selected in 2007. Of course, Dallas indirectly drafted Jae Crowder, Jared Cunningham and Bernard James this year, but that was through a trade with Cleveland.)
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Georgia Shooting Guard
Caldwell-Pope has benefited from players like Glenn Robinson III and Marcus Smart returning to school, explaining his rising draft stock. The guard has played heavy minutes at Georgia for two seasons, and he’s definitely produced, but his inconsistency leaves much to be desired. KCP’s TS% was ninth-best in the SEC in 2012-13 (he was named SEC Player of the Year) but he shot below 40% from the field in six of his last eight games at Georgia. In those eight games, he attempted 65 3-pointers. He’s not trigger-shy.