Dallas Mavericks: Josh Green 2020 NBA Draft profile

By Noah Rubinstein
Dallas Mavericks Josh Green (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Josh Green (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /
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Dallas Mavericks, Josh Green
Dallas Mavericks Josh Green (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks: Josh Green Strengths

Josh Green’s defense at Arizona made a massive impact and is a major reason why teams are considering him in the first round. He recorded a 93.3 defensive rating and a 4.1 defensive box plus-minus.

Green also measured well outside of the advanced defensive statistics. Green recorded 1.5 steals per game, while only picking up about 2.4 fouls per game. Playing defense and disrupting the passing lanes without fouling is a quality all coaches desire. Another key point is that Josh Greens’ 6’10 wingspan and other key measurables make teams confident that his defense will translate well to the NBA.

Pace and space is the name of the game today. In his first year in the NBA, Green will be ready to excel in the “pace” aspect. He runs the floor well in transition. The 19-year-old understands when to cut to the basket or fan out for the three. His overall finishing numbers were low, but his explosiveness in the open court should allow him to be a threat in transition.

Every NBA team wants to take care of the basketball and limit turnovers. While Green may not be the most explosive playmaker, he makes the “right” pass. During his lone season at Arizona, Green averaged 2.6 assists and 1.6 turnovers per game

Overall, Greens game is not polished or perfect by any means. Most players in the draft always have room to grow. Josh Green has the potential to become a solid rotation player similar to a taller version of Gary Harris or a leaner and more athletic version of Jae Crowder.

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