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

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6. Boogie Ellis

Another guard who could be on the Mavs' radar is Boogie Ellis. The former USC star could be the perfect candidate for Dallas to trade up for.

He is projected to be a late second-rounder or undrafted rookie in next week's draft. Ellis would be the perfect candidate for the Mavericks to acquire, as he would probably require a simple pick swap, or they could select him at No. 58.

So, why should Dallas take a gamble of Ellis?

For one, Ellis is a high-scoring guard who can excel at the next level. Last season, he averaged 16.5 points per game and 1.4 steals. One of his best performances came during the open round of the PAC 12 tournament. He had 25 points and three steals while shooting 60 percent from the field.

Ellis is also a great off the dribble shooter, who can make it rain from deep. He knocked down 41.8 percent of his attempted 3-pointers.

Defensively, he does great at pickpocketing his opponents. (as shown in his steal averages) Ellis can fight through screens and does well in man-to-man defense.

He is far from perfect though. Last year Ellis averaged 1.8 turnovers, as he sometimes struggles to maintain his quickness.

His size is another concern. He is listed at 6-foot-1 and his frame might be concerning for NBA teams.

If he can adapt to the NBA quickly, then this should not be a problem for his draft stock. He has already worked out for the San Antonio Spurs, and he could be an outstanding fit in Dallas.