Mavericks predicted to pay hefty contract extension for fourth-year guard

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The Dallas Mavericks begin training camp on September 27.

There are plenty of storylines heading into camp, such as the rookies being in the starting lineup and Tim Hardaway Jr. coming off the bench, but one storyline has gone silent over the last few weeks.

Despite him being one of the best young players on the team, Josh Green and talks about his potential extension have flown below the radar.

Mavericks predicted to pay hefty contract extension for fourth-year guard

It was reported last month that Green and Dallas have started extension talks, and Green wants to stay in Dallas, but no extension has been signed yet. Green is entering his fourth season in the NBA, and if Dallas doesn't get an extension done by October 23, Green will become a restricted free agent next summer.

Last season for Dallas, Green averaged 9.1 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 0.7 steals per game while shooting 40.2 percent from behind the arc. Green showed tremendous improvement as a shooter and passer, hopefully propelling him to continue to improve this season and beyond.

Green is one of Dallas' best young assets, and getting an extension done is ideal, but what is the money going to look like? Is his price tag going to be too high for Dallas?

Bleacher Report's Eric Pincus recently predicted the contract extension price tags for players in the 2020 NBA Draft Class, and Green's predicted price tag may rub some Mavs fans the wrong way.

Picnus predicted, "For Green to commit early to the Mavericks, he probably needs more than the projected non-taxpayer mid-level exception ($13 million)."

This price isn't too steep for Green, as he has the potential to be a solid starter in the NBA for a long time, but Dallas may not be ready to give Green this type of money just yet. Kidd alluded to Green and Olivier-Maxence Prosper fighting for the starting spot on the wing at training camp, and there doesn't seem to be much confidence in Green at this point.

If Prosper shows that he can be the starting wing over Green, Dallas could decide to let this year play out before deciding on whether they want to re-sign him or not. This is a tough decision for Dallas, as they have to decide quickly how much they believe in the abilities of the 22-year-old guard.

Training camp will answer some of the questions about Green's future in Dallas, and we will know quickly if Prosper is ready to start or if Green will retake that spot.

We'll have you covered with all the latest news and rumors surrounding Josh Green and the Dallas Mavericks this season, so stay tuned.