Dereck Lively II

Dereck Lively II

Height/Weight: 7' 1"/230 lbs
Born: Philadelphia, United States
College: Duke
Draft: 2023 1st round (12th pick) by the
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    Mavericks' Dereck Lively II joins Magic Johnson, David Robinson in NBA history with monster Game 6

    The Dallas Mavericks are moving on to the Western Conference Finals for the second time in three years. Lively, who was selected 12th overall in last year's draft, was widely seen as a pick who had potential but still very raw after an underwhelming freshman season at Duke. The 20-year-old big man has more than lived up to expectations as a rookie, and he has continued to prove his value to the Mavericks in the postseason, and particularly, during the second-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Game 6 served as possibly the best example of this, as Lively, who had recorded 11 points and 10 rebounds in Game 5, performed even better in the close-out game.