5 Unpopular trades the Dallas Mavericks should explore this summer

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2. Trade Josh Green for a wing with more size

Days before the 2023-24 season, the Dallas Mavericks signed Josh Green to a three-year, $41 million contract extension. This contract was at a great value for a young player who continues to get better, but he hasn't had the fourth-year jump that many fans expected him to have.

Green is averaging 8.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 0.8 steals per game this season while shooting 49.3 percent from the field and 40.1 percent from downtown, and although these are great numbers, he was moved to the bench last month in favor of Derrick Jones Jr.

This move has helped the Mavs' defense tremendously, and although Josh Green has been out for almost a month with a sprained ankle, his fit on this team could start to be questioned.

It's hard to play Green next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving due to his inability to navigate screens, and his defense isn't good enough to cover up for those two. P.J. Washington, Jones Jr., and Daniel Gafford have been so great in the starting lineup due to their excellent defense, and Green doesn't provide that same effect.

Trading Green for a wing with size that fits better with Doncic and Irving may be the best idea, and he is someone whom teams have been interested in over the last year. Losing out on Green's potential is risky, especially with his team-friendly deal, but it could be worth it in the end.