Would Draymond Green bring more harm than good to the Dallas Mavericks?

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Rumors have linked Draymond Green to the Dallas Mavericks since the beginning of the season. He has a player option this summer and could be looking to play elsewhere. 

The Golden State Warriors are already far over the luxury tax and likely wouldn't want to extend Green to a massive contract.

The Green to Dallas rumors died down for a few months during the season but picked back up again when Bill Simmons predicted that he was going to join Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving on the Mavericks next season.

Would Draymond Green bring more harm than good to the Dallas Mavericks?

This idea requires Irving to re-sign in Dallas, which would likely be for the max, and somehow bring in Green as well. Dallas would probably have to propose a sign-and-trade with the Warriors to make this possible as the Mavs will likely have little-to-no cap space after re-signing Irving. The Mavericks bringing in Green is much harder than it seems, but is it even a good idea?

Green is a phenomenal defender and passer, and his fit alongside Doncic and Irving would be amazing. But bringing him to Dallas could cause more harm than good.

Green is notorious for receiving technical fouls, barking at officials, and getting ejected. Throughout his career, he has received 164 technical fouls and has been ejected a whopping 17 different times.

Green's 17 ejections are the second-most in NBA history only behind Rasheed Wallace. He is a wildcard when it comes to not knowing what he is going to do on the court and bringing that to Dallas may not be the best idea. He is also in the top ten for most technical fouls in NBA history. These are two all-time lists that players shouldn't want to be at the top of.

His most recent ejection came on Monday night against the Sacramento Kings in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series.

Domantas Sabonis was crashing the offensive glass and fell in the process. Once Sabonis starts to head towards the floor, it appears that he starts to wrap his hands around his head to protect himself. While Sabonis was trying to protect himself, he grabs Green's leg. Green responds by stomping on Sabonis' chest, earning himself a flagrant two, an ejection, and a suspension for Game 3 of the series.

This aggressive stomp caused Sabonis to get x-rays after the game and his status for Game 3 is in question, as the Kings reported that he suffered a sternum contusion. Regardless if Sabonis' leg grab was intentional, this is a bad look for Green.

This isn't the first time that he's been suspended in the playoffs. When you're trying to make an NBA Finals run, the last thing you need from one of your star players is him getting suspended when it matters most.

Having this type of player next to Doncic may not be the best idea. Luka already is notorious for getting technicals and having two technical-prone players on the same team would be nerve-racking as both players would likely be near the 16-technical-fouls threshold that results in a suspension towards the end of the regular season. Green reached this threshold this season and was suspended for one game and Doncic was at 15 technicals due to his 16th technical foul getting rescinded.

Dallas would also have to worry about Green getting suspended. There's no such thing as an easy game in the NBA, and the Mavericks would want Green available for every game that he is healthy enough to play in. Not having Green available due to suspension would be the last thing that the Mavericks want as they try to have a bounce-back season.

Stay tuned to see if Draymond Green decides to opt in on his player option this summer with the Warriors. If not, the Dallas Mavericks could be a team to watch.

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