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Dallas Mavericks: Will Josh Green go down as a draft bust?

Dallas Mavericks Josh Green Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Josh Green Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Josh Green Mandatory Credit: Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports

Positive signs from Dallas Mavericks rookie Josh Green

The rookie is coming off one of his best games of the season against the Detroit Pistons on April 29. He had four points, two rebounds, and two assists in 14 minutes of action. Green won the Defensive Player of the Game belt for the first time as the Mavericks picked up a win without their two star players.

The 20-year-old has thrown down some monster dunks this season. He had one against the Pistons.

His ability to run the floor and finish could give Dallas a different dimension. They are 26th in pace this season as Luka Doncic loves to bring the ball up slowly and work in the half-court. Getting out in transition could create a few additional easy buckets for the Mavericks.

Green is developing his playmaking ability too. There have only been flashes this season, but here he turns the corner and kicks to Maxi Kleber in the corner for a wide-open 3-pointer.

That is all it is for Josh Green right now. There are just glimpses and flashes of immense talent. The 20-year-old has work to do to become a nightly rotation player in the NBA, but the tools are present. Let us take a closer look at what is keeping him from playing more.

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