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5 things Dallas Mavericks should be thankful for in 2022

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Thing Dallas Mavericks fans should be thankful for in 2022: 4. Green’s improvements

Josh Green struggled in his first two NBA seasons. He was on the fringes of the rotation as a rookie, and fans were upset when players like Saddiq Bey, Tyrese Maxey, and Desmond Bane were shining with other teams. Green earned a place in the rotation in year two, but he averaged just 15.5 minutes and was virtually played off the floor by the Jazz in the playoffs.

The 22-year-old embraced the challenge this offseason, and it is already paying massive dividends. Green remade his jumper, including improving his base, and he has made 18 of his first 34 3-point tries to begin the season. The 6’5 wing has always brought energy and defense to the floor, but his added confidence and improved offensive game have made Green a completely different player.

Josh Green is still fighting for minutes, but he is up to 19.2 per game and head coach Jason Kidd is trying to find him more playing time. The Hall of Fame point guard has multiple trusted options on the wing, but Green is working his way into a key piece for the team moving forward. The 22-year-old still has tremendous upside, and he is clearly not afraid to put in the work.