The Dallas Mavericks recently signed young guard Josh Green to a three-year $41 million contract extension just a few weeks ago. Fans anticipated this move to be a great one for the franchise, only to find themselves questioning the early play of Green.
Green was selected as a first-round pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and has consistently fallen below the expectations set for him. Despite this, fans and the front office have remained optimistic, attributing Green's struggles to the raw potential they believe lies within the young athlete.
However, as the numbers on the court tell a story of unfulfilled expectations, the question arises: is Green's potential enough to justify the substantial investment the Dallas Mavericks have made in his recent three-year, $41 million contract extension?
Did the Mavericks waste millions with the signing of young guard?
The Mavericks expected Green to be a very capable defender, arguably the best on the team.
In previous seasons he was also a consistent 3-point shooter and looked to be a reliable option for Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving. Unfortunately, neither of these things has really come to light in Green's play, as he struggles to be productive on either end of the floor.
As of November 19th, Green is averaging 6.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists while shooting a career-low 40% from the floor. This make-or-break season for Green is breaking early on, as he and the team look to turn around his season.
There was major trade speculation about a lot of Mavericks this past summer, and Josh Green was one of them. With the trade deadline looming even closer, it'll be interesting to see what moves the Mavericks make, and with what players.
Hopefully, Green can improve his play and add to the Mavericks hot 9-4 start.
Stay tuned for the latest updates on Josh Green and the Dallas Mavericks this season.