3 reasons why Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd must start key wing moving forward
Josh Green has a versatile skill set that Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd must use more
The Mavs employ a lot of similar players on the wing. They mostly have spot-up 3-pointer shooters built to play around a heliocentric superstar like Luka Doncic. Those players stand beyond the arc and shoot when passed the ball. Reggie Bullock, Maxi Kleber, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Dorian Finney-Smith all play this way. Even new addition Justin Holiday is most comfortable as a set shooter.
Josh Green can do more and that benefits the Mavericks. The 22-year-old needs to be decisive and make plays, but he can drive the ball, find an open teammate, and attack a closeout. Green can bring the ball up the floor and take some pressure off Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, which is why coach Kidd wants Green on the floor when one of them is resting.
Green deserves starter’s minutes because he is the only player on the team that can do what he does. The 22-year-old brings energy and versatility on both ends of the floor. There will be mistakes from the third-year pro, but coach Kidd needs to let Green make them into the playoffs.
Josh Green is the Dallas Mavericks' best option to start and play significant minutes. Head coach Jason Kidd needs to figure out the rotation from there as the 22-year-old also offers the best shot at filling the team’s biggest hole right now.