A few notes about the list below, our collection of names of pre-NBA Draft visitors to the Dallas Mavericks, who have the No. 46 (second round) overall pick in Thursday night's selection process:
*This list is not official (the Mavs are being more secretive about it than they have in DB.com's 17 years of coverage) and this list is not confirmed by the Mavs.
*It is a largely media-driven effort, with full credit and sourcing listed here in DB.com Mavs Premium Boards (thanks to hustling work by KurtBain).
*There does seem to be a point-guard lean here. There is certainly a Texas-accented flavor. A trio of Indiana guys stand out ... as does the name "Cousins,'' as Jaleel is the younger brother of Kings star DeMarcus Cousins. (Jaleel finished at South Florida after playing at Navarro College in Corsicana.)
*We've handled a quartet of center names we think Dallas should consider (click here) ... and we'll build up to Thursday with more such positional reports.
*Mavs boss Mark Cuban is on-record saying Dallas will consider trading up into the first round for the right guy ... a concept we don't think is much reflected in the following list but a concept nevertheless worth monitoring.
*The Draft is an important avenue to improvement. Click here for info on what the Mavs are thinking in terms of free agency as well. And yes, we specifically name names, and prices, and inside-Mavs-HQ thoughts.
MAVS PRE-DRAFT VISITORS
|Yogi Ferrell||PG||6-0, 180||Indiana|
|Marcus Paige||PG||6-2, 175||North Carolina|
|A.J. English||G||6-4, 190||Iona|
|Kay Felder||PG||5-9, 176||Oakland|
|Michael Gbinije||G||6-7, 200||Syracuse|
|Isaiah Taylor||PG||6-3, 185||Texas|
|Nick Zeisloft||G||6-4, 185||Indiana|
|Nic Moore||PG||5-9, 170||SMU|
|Tim Quarterman||G/F||6-6, 190||LSU|
|Brannen Greene||G/F||6-7, 215||Kansas|
|Danuel House||G/F||6-7, 212||Texas A&M|
|Damion Lee||G/F||6-6, 210||Louisville|
|Troy Williams||SF||6-7, 215||Indiana|
|Robert Carter Jr.||PF||6-9, 250||Maryland|
|Isaiah Miles||PF||6-7, 216||Saint Joseph's|
|Markus Kennedy||PF||6-9, 245||SMU|
|Shaq Goodwin||PF||6-9, 235||Memphis|
|Josh Scott||C||6-10, 245||Colorado|
|Shawn Long||C||6-11, 246||Lo-Lafayette|
|Elgin Cook||G/F||6-6, 205||Oregon|
|Ron Baker||G||6-4, 215||Wichita State|
|Jaleel Cousins||C||6-11, 250||South Florida|