The Dallas Mavericks entered the offseason with plans of adding a marquee free agent. They wanted another star player next to Luka Doncic. Kyle Lowry was the prime target, but the Mavs failed to land the big fish. They were forced to pivot to plug holes.
Dallas signed Reggie Bullock and Sterling Brown this summer. They are two wings with size and shooting ability that can defend on the perimeter. Both players make the Mavs better but are not needle movers.
If the Dallas Mavericks are going to jump into title contention this season it will have to come from internal growth. They hired Jason Kidd to be their head coach and Nico Harrison as the new president of basketball operations and general manager. Will Kidd be an upgrade over Rick Carlisle on the bench? Can players step up and play better? Here are three players ready for an increased role.
3 Dallas Mavericks players primed for an increased role this season
The Mavs are hoping Josh Green falls into this category. The 2020 first-round draft pick played in just 39 games as a rookie and was limited to mostly mop-up duty. New head coach Jason Kidd believes in the 20-year-old and is excited to help him develop, but fans have not seen enough to know if Green is ready for more minutes.
The 6’5 wing missed summer league because he played for Australia in the Olympics. Green was an end-of-the-bench option on the Aussie’s bronze medal winning team in Tokyo, but fans again failed to see what the 20-year-old could do.
Here are three players that are ready for an increased role in the 2021-2022 season.