The Dallas Mavericks drafted Josh Green with the 18th overall pick in 2020, and he was quickly labeled as a bust after playing just 445 minutes as a rookie. Mavs fans wanted the team to select Desmond Bane or Saddiq Bey, so their All-Rookie selections made Green's struggles sting even worse.
The expectations were dropped to zero heading into year two, but Green improved under first-year head coach Jason Kidd. He played his way into the rotation and showed plenty of flashes during the regular season. The 21-year-old was in the rotation in the first round of playoffs, but the Jazz played him off the floor by sagging off and forcing Green to make them pay. His jumpers did not fall, and his playmaking ability was not enough to keep him on the floor.
The postseason struggles motivated Green as he began training at Impact Basketball just days after the Mavericks were eliminated by the Warriors in the conference finals. The 6’5 wing has been locked in all summer as he looks to improve his game, but what should fans expect?
What should Dallas Mavericks fans expect from Josh Green next season?
Green’s training at Impact Basketball explains why he did not play in the Las Vegas Summer League. The results of their program speak for themselves with Kevin Garnett and Kyle Lowry both having breakout seasons after an offseason spent training at Impact. Green has already spent more than one-month training in Vegas, and he plans to do more before training camp begins.
Here is a closer look at what he is working on, and what Dallas Mavericks should expect from Josh Green in his third NBA season.