Internal way Dallas Mavericks can improve this offseason: 3. Green’s jumper
Josh Green worked his way into the rotation in his second NBA season where his defense and energy were impactful. The 21-year-old flies around the floor and can guard multiple positions. His numbers do not pop off the screen, but Green showcased significant improvements from his rookie campaign where he barely saw the floor.
The 6’5 wing was played off the floor in the postseason. The Jazz decided against guarding him entirely, and Green could not make them pay. He did not trust his jumper, and the Mavericks' offense stalled as the opposition guard them five on four. Green failed to score in the first six games against the Suns, despite playing in five before having three points in garbage time of Game 7.
Josh Green is shooting 31.1 percent on his 103 3-point attempts through his first two NBA seasons. The Mavericks are hoping they can transform him into an above-average shooter, but first, he needs the confidence to take those shots. Green was hesitant when left wide open in the postseason.
Josh Green is a hard worker that wants to improve his game. Fans can bet he is already getting up shots and looking to gain consistency and confidence in his jumper. He could also fill the void as a 3-and-D wing if he can improve his outside shooting.