10 Under-the-radar players for Dallas Mavericks to target in 2024 NBA Draft

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2. Trentyn Flowers (Adelaide 36ers; NBL)

Trentyn Flowers may be one of the biggest wildcards in this draft class, but with the 58th pick in this year’s draft, the Dallas Mavericks could definitely afford to take a chance on the 19-year-old from the NBL’s Adelaide 36ers. Flowers averaged just 5.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for the 36ers last season, but he had a fairly minimal role for the squad as he played in only 18 games and averaged just under 13 minutes per game.

Flowers is a tantalizing athlete at 6-foot-8 and 205 pounds, as he posted a 42-inch max vertical jump at the NBA combine this past May. This was evident on the court with the 36ers last season as well, as Flowers routinely played above the rim on both ends. While Flowers has a fairly average wingspan, his athleticism and strength compensate on defense for what he lacks length wise, but he will need to show more consistent effort at the NBA level.

Flowers’ ability to get downhill led to some solid playmaking opportunities with the 36ers last season, but he still has a ways to go in terms of developing his passing and court vision. While on relatively low volume, Flowers shot 42.1 percent from outside for the 36ers last season and showcased a very comfortable shooting stroke.

Flowers’ intangibles should translate well to the NBA, and there aren’t many 6-foot-8 wings with ball handling ability available toward the second round, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Dallas took a chance on him if he slips to the end of the draft. Flowers is by no means a player who projects to certainly pan out, but if he makes a few adjustments within his game, he could become one of the more versatile. wings in the league in the coming years.