The Dallas Mavericks are off to an 8-4 start to the 2021-2022 season, but that may not be the entire story. They were handily defeated in their four losses against projected playoff teams, and the Mavs have taken advantage when they have been favored. Superstar Luka Doncic is off to a bit of a slow start, but Dallas still won eight of their first 12.
The Mavericks starting lineup has struggled, and fans have been clamoring for changes. A popular mention among fans is subbing in Moses Brown for Dwight Powell. The 22-year-old is not ready for extended NBA minutes, but supporters love his size and potential.
New Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd has not found many opportunities to insert second-year wing Josh Green or Brown, so both players were assigned to the Texas Legends on Nov. 13. Here is a look at why they were sent to the G League.
Why did the Dallas Mavericks send Josh Green and Moses Brown to G League?
The Legends host Birmingham Squadron on Nov. 13 making it the perfect opportunity for the two young talents to get extended minutes. Expect both Green and Brown to start on Saturday night and play 30-plus minutes.
It is their chance to get run and find their game rhythm. Playing minutes is a necessary piece of development, so credit to the Mavericks for creating this opportunity for them.
Moses Brown dominated the G League during last year’s bubble where he averaged 18.5 points, 13.9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks in 26.4 minutes per over 14 contests. Expect another monster double-double on Saturday night.
Josh Green will likely start on the wing and be asked to guard the opposition’s best scorer. He averaged 2.3 steals per over six contests in last year’s G League bubble. The 20-year-old will look to put his diverse skill set on display in Frisco on Nov. 13.
Dallas Mavericks fans should tune in and enjoy Saturday’s game. It can be viewed online at TexLegends.com for those interested. It will be fascinating to see what Josh Green and Moses Brown can produce on Nov. 13, so stay tuned.