Dallas Mavericks fans got a second straight day of action as the team hosted their annual Fan Jam on Oct. 1. It was a blast for supporters as the Mavs had a scrimmage on the American Airlines Center court. Fans saw the team practice live on the NBA app with Luka Doncic and Jason Kidd mic’d up on Friday, and Saturday’s Fan Jam gave them a second look at this year’s squad.
Luka led the white team at Fan Jam with Dorian Finney-Smith, Reggie Bullock, JaVale McGee, and Josh Green in the starting five. They jumped out to an early lead, but the blue squad led by Spencer Dinwiddie, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Christian Wood came back. THJ got hot and Jaden Hardy found his jumper down the stretch, but it was Doncic matching them every step of the way to finish things tied at 83. Luka secured the win with three free throws in overtime to take it 86-85.
What can fans takeaway from the team’s 2022 Fan Jam? Luka put on a show as expected, but here are three fresh things from Saturday’s action.
Josh Green continues to impress at Dallas Mavericks Fan Jam
Green was the standout of training camp live on Friday, and that continued to Saturday. The 6’6 wing was played off the floor in the playoffs because of his lack of shooting, but he worked hard on his jumper this summer. Green looks confident, and he did not hesitate to fire away from three when he was open at Fan Jam.
The third-year pro also threw down a monster dunk that got the crowd of over 7,000 on their feet.
Josh Green’s improved offense is key to earning a consistent role in the rotation this season. The 21-year-old has impressed during camp, and his playing time is something to watch early in the year. If Green keeps knocking down shots, his role will only grow as the season progresses.