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NBA Mock Draft 2012: Kendall Marshall Rumors Growing In Dallas

With the Dallas Mavericks bringing in UNC PG Kendall Marshall in for a workout this week, many pundits are increasingly linking the team to the sophomore floor general.

In his latest mock draft for SI.com, Sam Amick is the latest writer to have Dallas taking Marshall at No. 17:

Point guard is an uncertain position for the Mavericks, who have Jason Kidd about to test free agency and who are set to chase Deron Williams on the open market. With free agency being settled after the draft, Dallas could use the point guard who is considered the best passer in the bunch by far. "At this next level, they have enough scorers in the NBA," said Marshall, who was second in the nation with 9.8 assists last season. "I'm not going to the NBA to average 20 points a game. I'm there to do what I do best, and that's make other guys better."

Of course, the problem with that philosophy is that Dallas doesn't have many scorers a pure PG like Marshall can make better, and he certainly won't have the type of overwhelming edge in talent he had at UNC, where he was playing in a starting line-up with five future first-round picks.

For more on the Mavericks draft plans, stay tuned to the SB Nation Dallas storystream as well as Mavs Moneyball.

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