5 Reasons the Mavericks must stay away from drafting Bronny James

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1. Along with his 3-point shooting, James had a poor season at USC

It wasn't just Bronny James' 27 percent shooting from three to go along with a struggling season at USC; it was more to it.

James had a lot of hype around him in high school and committed to one of the most popular colleges in USC. There was a lot of attention surrounding him if he could lead the Trojans as a freshman.

In 25 games, and starting only six, James averaged 4.8 points per game and under three rebounds and assists per game. James also shot 37 percent from the field.

In just three games, James scored 10 points or more. In two games in the Pac-12 Tournament, James averaged five points per game. With a good chance to raise his draft stock at the tournament, it unfortunately didn't turn out the way James envisioned.

With recording numbers like that in his one season at USC, James might not be ready for big minutes once he gets to the NBA. If Dallas were to draft him, expectations would be James would sit on the bench. Rumors have indicated that Dallas would take James with the No. 58 overall pick and give him a guaranteed contract if available.

With the draft rolling around the corner, the Mavs are in a tough position whether they want to draft or pass on James. It might be smart and better off to pass on James and take someone else and look for other free agents to help the roster that the front office is satisfied with.

Nico Harrison likes the core that Dallas has put together, and the draft will be interesting this week.