President of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said the Mavericks chose a guard over an interior player because of a need for backups behind All-Star Luka Doncic and shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr.
Mavs add Burke after Cauley-Stein opts out of resumed season
"To get the same player you were targeting a little bit later in the second, plus pick up a couple of important assets, was good," Nelson said. "It was a good night."
Mavericks get forward Roby after trade with Pistons