3 reasons why the Dallas Mavericks should trade Josh Green

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2. Josh Green's ceiling could be lower than expected

Josh Green's ascent into an NBA role has been very gradual, from rookie to sophomore year slumps to exploding onto the scene to start the 2022-23 season and eventually falling back off. It's safe to assume that maybe the Dallas Mavericks have already seen enough of a sample size to want to go their separate ways.

Green is just now entering his fourth season in the NBA, so it's hard to judge if we've seen his best version, but many moments through last season's disastrous season could prove this to be true.

Assuming that last season's 3-point shooting was just a fluke and that his numbers will drop, it would be virtually hard to play him on the court with Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Green offers a unique ability to be able to create a bit for others and shoot, but if you simply take away his shooting, it makes it hard for him to see the court.

Dallas already has a plethora of ball handlers, and having one of Josh Green's caliber could hurt other player's development. Green isn't necessarily the strongest ball handler, and asking him to be a secondary or even primary creator off the bench could prove disastrous if the Mavericks opted to go that route.

This is why Green's shooting is of utmost importance. If it were to drop off or simply disappear, it could make him almost unplayable alongside Luka Doncic.