Here are some of the highlights:
Q: From Dirk Nowitzki, to Seth Curry, to Yogi Ferrell, it seems like Harrison Barnes has been a little overshadowed this season. What would you like to bring to light about his play?
Sefko: He prefers it that way. He’s been the quietest 20 point scorer in the league. And he’s been pretty efficient. But there is a long way to go for him. He needs to work on his ballhandling and being a better rebounder. If he does those two things, he’s going to threaten All Star status in the next year or two.
Q: If the draft’s highly coveted point guards are all gone by the time Dallas picks (and it seems like there are 4 5 of those guys), what position comes next in level of importance to address/bolster?
Sefko: Somebody who can snag rebounds will help. 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 .
Q: Which college players (that the Mavs might look to draft) impressed you in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament?
Sefko: I actually thought Louisville’s [Donovan] Mitchell and Florida State’s [Jonathan] Isaac were pretty good. Both could be there when the Mavericks pick. And the big kid from Arizona [Lauri Markkanen] whose name I haven’t learned how to spell yet is interesting. I’ve seen him play some pretty average games and I’d be scared to pick him. But when he’s got the shot going, he’s very intriguing.
Q: When at full strength, these Mavericks sure have shown some fight. A lottery pick (you’d think) is on his way here, adding to the Barnes Noel Matthews Curry core (plus a year or two of Dirk), so the question: Will free agents this summer be attracted to Dallas’ basketball situation?
Sefko: That’s the question I put to Mark Cuban recently and he said it’s just a matter of finding the right guy at the right time. This franchise still is recovering from the DeAndre Jordan nightmare. But this summer, if they can connect on another solid double like Barnes or Curry or Matthews, then they are positioned to have enough Young jersey cheap talent to get the attention of star free agents. But I do agree with Cuban Wholesale NBA Jerseys
that it’s going to get tougher to get those players away from their incumbent teams because of the new collective bargaining agreement.