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Dallas Mavericks: 5 players worth trading into the draft to acquire

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Draft prospect Dallas Mavericks should trade to acquire: 5. Jericho Sims

Jericho Sims is a 6’9 big man from the University of Texas. During his senior season, Sims averaged 9.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.1 blocks, while shooting 69.6 percent from the field.

Jericho Sims is a prototypical paint protector and rim running big man. His offense is still a work in progress as he struggles at the free-throw line and takes absolutely no jump shots. Sims does an excellent job at setting screens, playing excellent paint defense, and rebounding.

If 22-year-old gets drafted, his offensive skill set will be his biggest issue. Developing a mid-range game and even trying to stretch out to the 3-point line would do wonders in opening up opportunities in the post.

Jericho Sims has the makeup of a player who can become a dominant defensive big man in the NBA. Jericho feeds off of the crowd and is a high-energy player that gets his points by scoring on rolls, offensive rebounds, and lobs. He would fit next to Luka Doncic in Dallas.

Jericho Sims draws comparisons to Richaun Holmes if he reaches his full potential. It is high praise for a prospect that projects in the middle of the second round, but the ceiling is unlimited for the 22-year-old out of Texas.

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