3 reasons why Mavericks guard Josh Green will become an All-Star

The 22-year-old Australian guard has gotten better every season he's been in the league so far. Is All-Star status that far-fetched?
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2. Josh Green showed promise as the "main guy" while Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving were out

In 11 games last year without Luka Doncic, Josh Green averaged 15.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game. In the four games that both Luka and Kyrie missed since the trade for Irving was made, Green upped those numbers to 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game.

Although the sample size is extremely limited in both the instances of Doncic and Irving being out, it does bode credence to the fact that Green has some untapped areas to expand upon within his game that could take it to the next level.

In expanded opportunities with the ball in his hands, Green showed the ability to get around defenders by using euro-steps, hop-steps, and spin moves to create space for himself to finish after initially blowing past his defender. He did so at a rate that was much more often than when he was relegated to more of a tertiary role on offense.

Green also grew his shot diet, as he cashed in on floaters and turn-around mid-range shots in limited opportunities much more consistently comparable to his first two seasons in the league. By no means are the aforementioned things Green did without other ball handlers in the lineup strengths for him, but they are skills that can be added more consistently without sacrificing team-wide offensive productivity.

Green is far away from having an in-between game that can be relied upon consistently, but if he can improve that as well as elevate his playmaking to another level, then it's irrefutable to say he isn't a player with All-Star potential.