1. Josh Green
Last week, the Dallas Mavericks signed Josh Green to a three-year $41 million extension. Dallas fans spent the summer wondering if the team would bring Green back.
However, now Dallas must answer where Green fits into the team's long-term plan.
Last season, he had his best year. Green averaged nine points per game and shot 53.7 percent from the field. He also shot 40.2 percent from behind the 3-point line. The Mavs guard poured in 11.8 points per game as a starter.
His dedication to the team is shown through his constant improvement. Last year, he improved his points percentage and 3-point shooting by 4.3 percent.
This season, he has shown a willingness to improve defensively.
During the offseason, he mentioned how he wanted to improve his defensive skills. Green is averaging two steals per game, a career-high. Against the Brooklyn Nets, he had three steals.
Another area of growth is his 3-point shooting. As a rookie, he knocked down 16 percent of his attempted threes. Three years later, he is shooting above 40 percent.
Green has all the intangibles to be a 3-and-D player.
He is the team's best option to start at the wing spot and a step up from the other three candidates. Green has the experience and knowledge to continue growing.
Why not roll with Green at the three? He is already averaging more minutes than Derrick Jones Jr. He also is arguably the best defender of the bunch and hustles endlessly.
Let's wait and see what coach Jason Kidd decides to do.
We'll have you covered with all the latest news on the Dallas Mavericks this season, so stay tuned.