Ranking Dallas Mavericks contracts from bargain to nightmare

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5. Josh Green

The Dallas Mavericks extended Josh Green's contract before the season started, and he is under contract until the end of the 2026-27 season when he will become an unrestricted free agent. This contract extension was for three years and $41 million, which is about $13.6 annually. This is a good number for Green, but he has yet to prove that he can be consistent.

Every time that Green has a good stretch, he goes back to being inconsistent and unreliable a few games later. Green became the starting wing next to Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving for a while, but Jason Kidd has opted to start Derrick Jones Jr. lately.

While Green brings the most hustle of anyone on the team, his defense has been suspect as of late. Green isn't as good of a point-of-attack defender as expected, and he hasn't been the stopper that the Mavs need next to Irving and Doncic. That is likely why Kidd is starting Jones Jr. now, and some fans may be a bit nervous that Dallas has Green under contract long-term.

The Mavs could easily trade Green to a young rebuilding team if they ever wanted to get rid of him, and there was interest in him at the trade deadline, so no one should be worried about his contract becoming a burden. The potential is there for Green, but will he flourish into an everyday starter or crumble into an average role player?