5. Jeff Green
Green is playing a key role for the Nuggets at 36 years old, including getting up for some monster dunks. The 15-year NBA veteran can only play 15 to 20 minutes per game at this stage of his career, but he offers plenty, including a veteran presence and leadership to any team. Green made it clear that he wants to continue playing next season and would like to stay in Denver.
The Nuggets roster is facing cap concerns, so Green would likely be limited to a minimum contract. Could someone convince him to leave by offering more money? Maybe not, but it may be worth it for the Mavericks as they need veteran leadership and depth to round out their bench.
Jeff Green joined his longtime friend Kevin Durant on the Brooklyn Nets in 2020 where he got the chance to play with Kyrie. The 6’8 forward pulled no punches when discussing Irving during that season, including saying, “he is who he is and I love who he is”. Could the eight-time All-Star convince Green to leave the Nuggets to come to Dallas?
It feels like a long shot, but that should not stop the Dallas Mavericks and Kyrie Irving from trying. Jeff Green could make a massive impact both on and off the court if they get him to join the team.