3 studs, 2 duds from Mavericks' disappointing preseason loss to Timberwolves

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3. Stud - Josh Green

Josh Green didn't have the opportunity to play an extensive role on offense today as the Mavericks look to get a ton of different looks at who can initiate offense for them during this preliminary training camp/preseason period. However, the 22-year-old looked very polished on both sides of the ball when he was granted the opportunity.

Green was very active all over the court and used his diverse skillset to benefit the Mavericks in multiple ways. He looked very sharp on offense when he was tasked with having to create for himself in one-on-one scenarios.

Two of his more impressive plays of the game came off a tough finish over 6-foot-9 Kyle Anderson and a pull-up mid-range jump shot once Green diagnosed he had a mismatch at the top of the key in Rudy Gobert. If Josh Green can expand upon his bag and do things like that on offense on a more consistent basis while not getting tunnel vision when he tries to do it, then he may force the Mavericks' with his upcoming contract extension deadline looming.

Green looked like his springy and athletic self on defense too. He flew all over the court to finish close-outs and defensive rotations and also did a good job at sliding his feet whilst keeping his man in front of him at the point of attack. If Green continues to play like this, he'll earn one of the last two starting spots that are up for grabs.