The Dallas Mavericks drafted Josh Green with the 18th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft because they liked his ability to defend multiple positions and his potential to grow into a key rotation player. It was a rough rookie season as the 20-year-old played just 445 total minutes. He showed flashes, but could never nail down a consistent role.
New head coach Jason Kidd has talked about his excitement in trying to develop Green. Will that lead to a larger role for the 6’5 wing in his second NBA season? Dallas is loaded on the wings, which will make carving out a role difficult for Green.
Bleacher Report re-drafted the 2020 class with the information fans know now. Josh Green slipped after his rookie struggles. Where did he fall to and who did the Mavs select in this re-draft?
Dallas Mavericks wing Josh Green slips in Bleacher Report’s 2020 re-draft
Green stuck in the first round, but he slipped to 27th in this re-draft. His defensive potential kept him in the top 30, but the 20-year-old will need to show growth in his second season.
Bleacher Report had the Mavericks selecting Obi Toppin in this re-draft at 18th overall. He was no longer available when Dallas picked in real life because he went eighth to the New York Knicks. The Mavs selected Josh Green over Immanuel Quickley, Desmond Bane, Payton Pritchard, Xavier Tillman, Tyrese Maxey, and Saddiq Bey, who all went in the top 16 in this re-draft.
It is still too early to say Josh Green is a bust or was not a worthy pick. He had a rough rookie season, but Green still has potential and age on his side. The Dallas Mavericks will be hoping he can improve this season and grab a regular rotation role. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for plenty more on Green and the Mavs this year.