DALLAS — Don’t look now, but the NBA Draft is quickly approaching.

Armed with a lottery pick for the first time since 2000, when they selected Etan Thomas with the 12th overall selection the last time the franchise didn’t make the playoffs, the Dallas Mavericks will look to make a splash by selecting a Day 1 contributor in the first round. Still, even with the NBA Lottery not until May 21 to determine exactly which spot they will be selecting, the Mavericks will send members of their front office to Chicago this week for the pre-draft combine to gauge the level of talent that figures to fall their way.

In total, 60 of the top collegiate, Development League and international prospects will come to show off their skills Thursday and Friday at the annual event. Meanwhile, the Mavs will get their first up-close and personal look at what this year’s draft has to offer before bringing president of basketball operations and GM Donnie Nelson’s proclamation at the end of this season to fruition.

“You know, I think we’re still waiting to see who’s going to be there come June, in terms of players declaring and such,” Nelson said when addressing the Mavs’ draft-day plans during his exit interview on April 18. “My guess is we’ll be as aggressive, if not more so, than we’ve ever been. Whether that’s us drafting, acquiring, free agency or trade, we will turn over every rock. Believe me.”

The full list of players attending the 2013 NBA Draft Combine is below:

2013 NBA Draft Combine Participant List

Player, College/Club
Steven Adams, Pittsburgh
Lorenzo Brown, North Carolina State
Reggie Bullock, North Carolina
Trey Burke, Michigan
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
Isaiah Canaan, Murray State
Jackie Carmichael, Illinois State
Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse
Allen Crabbe, California
Seth Curry, Duke
Brandon Davies, BYU
Dewayne Dedmon, Southern California
Gorgui Dieng, Louisville
James Ennis, Long Beach State
Carrick Felix, Arizona State
Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State
Rudy Gobert, Cholet (France)
Archie Goodwin, Kentucky
Erick Green, Virginia Tech
Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
Solomon Hill, Arizona
Richard Howell, North Carolina State
Colton Iverson, Colorado State
Pierre Jackson, Baylor
Grant Jerrett, Arizona
Myck Kabongo, Texas
Kenny Kadji, Miami
Ryan Kelly, Duke
Shane Larkin, Miami
Ricky Ledo, Providence
Alex Len, Maryland
C.J. Leslie, North Carolina State
Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota
Ray McCallum, Detroit
CJ McCollum, Lehigh
Ben McLemore, Kansas
Tony Mitchell, North Texas
Shabazz Muhammad, UCLA
Erik Murphy, Florida
Mike Muscala, Bucknell
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga
Brandon Paul, Illinois
Norvel Pelle, Los Angeles College Preparatory Academy
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Otto Porter Jr., Georgetown
Phil Pressey, Missouri
Glen Rice Jr., Georgia Tech/ Rio Grande Valley (D-League)
Andre Roberson, Colorado
Dennis Schroeder, New Yorker Phantoms (Germany)
Peyton Siva, Louisville
Tony Snell, New Mexico
James Southerland, Syracuse
Adonis Thomas, Memphis
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Jeff Withey Kansas
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State
B.J. Young, Arkansas
Cody Zeller, Indiana

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