5 Players the Mavericks must draft on day 2 after absent first round

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4. Jalen Bridges (Baylor)

For 6-foot-9 forward Jalen Bridges, he has been around tough competition in college basketball with playing in the tough Big 12 for four years. After beginning his career at West Virginia for the first two years of his collegiate career, Bridges transferred to Baylor.

This past season at Baylor, Bridges averaged 12.2 points per game, the third-highest on Baylor, and shot an impressive 41 percent from three. Baylor was one of the most elite 3-point shooting teams last season. With the Mavs having struggled shooting the three in the Finals against the Celtics, Bridges would be a player to help them make more 3-pointers at a high clip.

Bridges also led Baylor with 5.7 rebounds and also averaged 1.1 steals per game. It's not just Bridges' ability to score and shoot the three, he also has the ability to grab rebounds and get steals. Two categories in which Dallas could add to its frontcourt alongside players like Dereck Lively II, Derrick Jones Jr. (if he re-signs), and P.J. Washington.

If the Mavs were to add Bridges, the team would get a young player who can not only get loose to shoot the three and score, but also grind and get rebounds and steals, which would help complement the team well. With Bridges playing in the Big 12 for four years, he can help bring more mental toughness to a team that isn't scared of being an underdog at all.