4. Josh Green
Josh Green has had a very up-and-down season up to this point for the Mavericks. The 23-year-old Australian native showed leaps and bounds of improvement during the 2022-23 season for Dallas, but Green has ultimately stagnated in terms of the performance he’s shown on the court from then to now.
Green missed a pretty large stretch of games in December from a right elbow sprain, the same elbow that he sprained in December of 2022 ironically enough. Since returning from injury Green has shown a lot of discipline on defense compared to how he defended at the start of the season, and his offensive production has gotten much better throughout the month of January.
For the month of January, Green is averaging 9.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, whilst shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from distance. Green is playing a solid brand of basketball for Dallas, but he still hasn’t made the jump that many fans were hoping for from year three to year four.
Green has the athletic tools to be an elite defender, and his jolts of playmaking and attacks to the rim are always a welcomed boost to Dallas’ offense. However, Green simply hasn’t been consistent whatsoever this season, and it’s the biggest roadblock hindering him from getting to the next level as a player currently.
Green has games where he looks comfortable attacking the rim and draining open threes, giving fans hope that he has potential to be a third option for Dallas. However, he has just as many games where he passes up wide-open three-pointers and looks hesitant with the ball in his hands, so he gets a B- at the halfway mark.