With so many quality power forwards in the draft, the Dallas Mavericks will be in line to nab one that slips through to No. 17. In his latest Mock Draft, Version 9.0, ESPN.com Insider Chad Ford pegs the Mavs taking Kentucky's Terrence Jones.
This comes after consecutive Ford mocks had Dallas set on North Carolina point guard Kendall Marshall.
Jones led off our ongoing draft preview blog series last week.
Here's Ford's latest mock draft and here's what he has to say about Jones:
Rejoice, Mavs fans. After weeks and weeks of having Kendall Marshall going No. 17 to the Mavs, we have a new name for you. While I still believe the Mavs really like Marshall, it would be tough to pass on Jones here. His versatility, rebounding and shot-blocking would all be welcome in Big D. The Mavs are another team that has been actively exploring moving up in the draft the past few days.