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

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10. Oso Ighodaro (Marquette)

While the Dallas Mavericks don't particularly need a center in the draft for once, Oso Ighodaro is a name worth mentioning for the Mavericks with their 58th slated pick in this year's draft. Ighodaro is a springy center with an NBA-ready body at 6-foot-11 and 235 pounds, equipped with a solid push-shot and good defensive attributes as well.

Ighodaro was running mates with Dallas forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper for a few seasons at Marquette, so he would theoretically have an easy transition coming to Dallas if the Mavericks selected him in this year's draft. Ighodaro still has quite a bit of things to polish in his game though, as any prospect selecting in Dallas' range likely will to his credit.

Ighodaro is a solid rim protector with good hands who can defend well in space for his size, but he can be very indecisive offensively with the ball in his hands at times, and doesn't have elite-level timing and awareness in the pick-and-roll. He also isn't a floor spacing big, as he never made a 3-ball in his collegiate career.

Ighodaro may be one of the only bigs in the draft that has flashed creation ability and decent passing, something that Dallas would covet when you consider his ties to Prosper, but he's certainly not the best player in Dallas' range or at a position of need.

Ighodaro has been mocked to Dallas before, and would be a third big.