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

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7. Jaylen Wells (Washington State)

Jaylen Wells is a really interesting prospect that may or may not see his name called once the second round of the 2024 NBA Draft ends on Thursday evening. Wells is an extremely efficient 3-point shooter, as he cashed in on 41.7 percent of his attempts for Washington State last season, but he’s relatively limited outside of his elite catch-and-shoot game.

At 6-foot-7 and 205 pounds, Wells is quick and a decent athlete but lacks coordination and direction on his dribble-drives and could definitely work on becoming a stronger finisher. His athletic tools make him a decent recovery defender, but he’ll need to add strength to become a premiere 3-and-D wing. Wells has decent touch on his floater, but overall he lacks an in-between game and will likely be a limited shot creator at the next level.

However, there aren’t many versatile 3-and-D wings at this stage in the draft, so Wells may be the play at the 58th pick for the Mavericks if they want a surefire catch-and-shoot sniper with defensive upside.

Wells plays with a swagger to his game, showing that he’s one of the more confident prospects in this draft, especially since he spent the last three seasons in college. Wells would give Dallas reliability from outside if he panned out as a prospect, but the other limitations on his game could very well derail him from carving out an NBA career.