6 Early Dallas Mavericks predictions for the 2023 trade deadline

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3. Josh Green will be traded

Dallas extended Josh Green right before the deadline this offseason, and he hasn't taken the fourth-year jump that most fans expected him to take. He has been a worse form of himself from last year and has clearly been outplayed by Tim Hardaway Jr.

So far, Green is averaging 6.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 0.9 steals per game while shooting 35.6 percent from downtown. Green's numbers have only taken a slight dip, but his on-court performance isn't at the same level it was at towards the end of last season.

Green isn't showing the same confidence when the ball is in his hands, and he hasn't been as great of a shooter. When Green isn't confident on offense, the rest of his game is thrown off. He is exceptional in transition and gives great effort on defense, but he struggles in the half court when not confident.

Dallas trading Green seems like an extremely hot take, but if he doesn't improve before the deadline, it may be the right move. The Mavs' window with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving is short, and if Green isn't developing they need to trade him for a win-now type of player.

Green still has plenty of time to improve and grow, but it will be interesting to see what Dallas does with him at the deadline.