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

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2. Harrison Ingram

North Carolina's Harrison Ingram is another small forward who could draw the Mavs' interest. The 6-foot-5 forward could develop into the perfect 3-and-D player Dallas is looking for.

Last season, he averaged a career-high 12.2 points per game and 8.8 rebounds, shooting 38.5 percent from the 3-point line. His long-range shooting drastically improved during the postseason, as he made 53.3 percent of his 3-pointers.

Some career highlights include tolling over 1,000 career points, scoring in double figures 73 times, and having a career-high 19 rebounds on 1/10/24 against NC State. He was also awarded the PAC 12 Freshman of the Year award in 2022.

He too is a great defender who can use his seven-foot wingspan to make things difficult for his opponents. Ingram does a good job guarding both guards and forwards and isn't afraid to make things hectic for the opposition.

Ingram has a high IQ on both ends, as he can easily disrupt the passing lane. He averaged a career-high 1.4 steals during his Junior year.

Offensively, he is a pass-heavy forward who sets up opportunities for his teammates. As mentioned, he is a great deep shooter who can become a valuable wing.

However, he isn't an explosive athlete. This means at times he struggles to finish at the rim. Ingram also isn't great at free throws, as he has a career average of 61.2 percent.

Assuming he succeeds at the next level, Ingram has the ability to become the next Dorian Finney-Smith.