Dallas Mavericks: Smaller Name Players Still on the Board
Jeff Green (30)
Let’s start off with the one that is really going to get people yelling at me. Jeff Green may have one of the most disappointing careers in recent memory as a player who was expected to be big has hardly been good enough to be called a role player in his 10-year career. At least that is what most people think.
The thing is, and maybe I should be whispering this because I probably won’t hear the end of it but, Green’s career hasn’t been so bad. His career averages of 13.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists could be a lot worse, but the problem most people have had is the money he has brought in.
If the Mavericks were to get Jeff Green, it would be at a fraction of the money he has been getting in the past. That is not that surprising considering no team is going to be willing to pay him his previous rate. Green would do well with Dallas because he could slide into either the 3 or 4 spot without too much of a problem. If he were able to backup both Dirk and Barnes, things could go well for the Dallas bench.
The problem is, Green will likely get better offers than the Mavs would be able to give. Although the fit would make sense, Green is 30 and is looking for a permanent residence more than likely. Dallas will not be willing to make that happen and the two will probably be unable to come to an agreement because of it.
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