4 Dallas Mavericks players who are diamonds in the rough but haven't played much

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2. Olivier-Maxence Prosper

The Dallas Mavericks made a draft night trade with the Sacramento Kings and sent them a traded player exception in exchange for Olivier-Maxence Prosper and Richaun Holmes.

While Holmes has become a part of the rotation over the last week or so, Prosper has also been playing a bit more, but it may not last for long. Dallas was without several key pieces in both of last weekend's games, causing Prosper to play 25 minutes combined.

This season for Dallas, Prosper is averaging 1.9 points per game while shooting 25 percent from the field. Prosper hasn't made much of an impact during his time on the floor this season, but that doesn't mean he can't be a role player by the end of the season.

Prosper's big frame and defensive potential are extremely intriguing, and once he gets more confidence and a consistent 3-point jumper he'll be ready to go. He could be someone that Dallas looks to send back down to the G League to get more reps and improve his game, and he performed at a high level in the one game he played for the Texas Legends.

Prosper finished with 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal, and one block in his lone G League appearance. Allowing Prosper to learn in the G League could work wonders for him and help him gain the confidence and reps that he needs to succeed.

Mavs fans shouldn't be writing Prosper off just yet, and he has plenty of time to prove that he can be a valuable piece off the bench before the season is over.