10 Win-now players the Mavericks should trade up for in NBA Draft

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9. Trentyn Flowers

One player that Dallas could trade up for to draft is Trentyn Flowers. The 6-foot-8 forward has all the intangibles to excel at the next level.

He started his basketball career committing to the University of Louisville, before de-committing and signing with the Adelaide 36ers of the National Basketball League in Australia.

His decision to play basketball in Australia backfired, as he struggled getting playing time. Flowers played in just 18 games and averaged 5.5 points per game and 3.1 rebounds.

The issue was he wanted to play point guard for the 36ers, but the Australian team had other ideas for him. This may have been in the best interest, as he lacks some of the qualities of a true point guard.

He doesn't have the best ball-handling skills and has low assist numbers. Flowers also struggles from the 3-point line. Last season, he shot 35.7 percent from long range.

However, he is an up-and-coming project who can excel in the NBA. His size and frame would make him a perfect candidate for a 3-and-D type player.

Flowers also excels in the pick-and-roll game and is great at moving his feet on the defensive end. He is very quick and athletic and has similar attributes to Mavericks player Olivier-Maxence Prosper.

He would be a great addition to a contending team like Dallas.