Should Mavericks be all-in if Warriors move on from Draymond Green?

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Should Dallas Mavericks be all-in on acquiring Draymond Green?

Green has been effusive in his praise of Mavs superstar Luka Doncic, and the 32-year-old has been linked to Dallas for months.

Draymond is a proven winner and one of the best defenders in the league, but he is not the perfect fit next to Luka. Green is an elite passer, but he would be the team’s secondary playmaker behind Doncic. When the 6’6 forward does not have the ball, he could set screens, but Green is not an elite roll man, and he is a career 31.5 percent 3-point shooter.

Green has struggled to stay healthy in two of the last three seasons where he has played 43 and 46 games. Does Dallas want to go down that path again? They traded Kristaps Porzingis in part because he could not stay healthy, and acquiring Green presents a similar risk.

Draymond Green would be a significant upgrade for the Dallas Mavericks, but should they be willing to pay him $30-plus million per year over the next four seasons? Is he worth that price at 35-plus years old? The Mavs should not be all-in, but if they can acquire Green on the cheap or on a short-term contract, they should be interested. Head coach Jason Kidd could figure out the fit, and he would help Green thrive in Dallas, but the price needs to be correct.

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