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MFFL consensus Top-5 NBA Draft Big Board

The staff gave their Mavs’ Top-5 big boards in a roundtable last week. We took to Twitter to see how MFFL were feeling about the topic.

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Even though the Dallas Mavericks are still dealing with the disappointment of dropping to the No. 5 pick after having the third best odds to win the No. 1 pick, the team will still have a big board of which prospects they like the best, no matter how unlikely it is that some of them will fall to Dallas. Last week, we had our staff give their Mavs top-5 big boards in a roundtable discussion. Prior to that, we took to Twitter to see where MFFL were at on this topic.

After sifting through all the replies, the final results are in, and here is the consensus among Mavs’ fans:

  1. DeAndre Ayton
  2. Luka Doncic
  3. Marvin Bagley III
  4. Mo Bamba
  5. Jaren Jackson Jr. / Michael Porter Jr. (tie)

Ayton had the most No. 1 votes of anyone with 36. Doncic was next with 21 first place votes. Here is how the rest of the voting went:

MFFL Top-5 Big Board voting

Prospects No. 1 votes No. 2 votes No. 3 votes No. 4 votes No. 5 votes
Prospects No. 1 votes No. 2 votes No. 3 votes No. 4 votes No. 5 votes
DeAndre Ayton 36 13 4 3 5
Luka Doncic 21 19 6 5 3
Marvin Bagley III 2 13 16 13 7
Mo Bamba 0 5 12 22 14
Jaren Jackson Jr. 0 6 11 9 15
Michael Porter Jr. 3 3 8 5 15

Others receiving votes: Mikal Bridges, Miles Bridges, Trevon Duval, Zhaire Smith and Moritz Wagner.

The only thing that really surprised me with the top-5 voting is how Jaren Jackson Jr. is close to falling outside that range with Mavs’ fans. Jackson has been projected as a top-4 pick pretty much all season, but I feel like the recent hype being generated by Mo Bamba and Michael Porter Jr. could be swaying people away from Jackson. If Jackson somehow did slip to No. 5, that would be a huge win for the Mavs, in my opinion. We will see how everything shakes out in the following weeks.

Stay tuned to Mavs Moneyball for more NBA Draft coverage in the next few weeks. The NBA Draft is only three weeks away!