8. Josh Green
Like Jaden Hardy, Josh Green is also struggling to find his identity with the Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas drafted Green with the 18th pick during the 2020 NBA Draft. At the time, he was a 3-And-D player who did everything in college. He could guard multiple positions and shot well behind the 3-point line. It was expected he would transition to a perimeter role player in the NBA.
The problem is Green has been inconsistent for the Mavericks.
During his first two years in the league, he averaged less than four points per game but shot above 45 percent. In his third season, he averaged 9.1 points per game and shot 40% percent from behind the arc.
However, this season, Green's stats have been different on paper. The 6-foot-5 guard averages 6.7 points per game while making above 36 percent of his attempted 3-pointers.
While his numbers may not show it, he is still a productive role player who can get it done on both sides of the ball. Against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, he recorded seven rebounds and a block.
Green has started in four games this season, and Dallas has won every matchup with him in the starting lineup.
It will be interesting to see how the Mavs handle the Josh Green experiment.