Dallas Mavericks grades for the first 30 percent of the season

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Spencer Dinwiddie / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
5 of 8
Next

Dallas Mavericks grades after 30 percent of the season: Josh Green

Green struggled to make a consistent impact in his first two seasons, but the 22-year-old is the team’s most improved player. He remade his jump shot in the offseason, and all the hard work he did is paying off. Green is averaging a career-high in points, rebounds, and minutes per game while shooting 58.3 percent from the field and 44.4 percent on his 3-point attempts.

Grade: A

Green went from the fringes of the rotation to a key piece this season. He still provides energy from the bench, while being more involved in the offense. The 6’5 wing still has room to improve, but he earns an A for the first third of the season as he has vastly outperformed expectations.

Dallas Mavericks grades after 30 percent of the season: Reggie Bullock

Bullock lost his starting gig and has seen his minutes decrease as he cannot find his jumper. The veteran wing is a notoriously slow starter, but he is taking it to the extreme this season. Bullock is averaging just 4.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 0.8 steals in 26.4 minutes per game while shooting 31.1 percent from the field and 28.7 percent on his 3-point tries.

Grade: D

Bullock’s abysmal offensive start has carried over to his defense too. The 6’5 wing was a key 3-and-D option during the team’s run to the conference finals last season, but the production is not there right now. Expect his minutes to rise if he can find his jump shot. The Dallas Mavericks need Reggie Bullock to make another deep playoff run, so his play is something to watch closely moving forward.

facebooktwitterreddit