Josh Green is staying in Dallas for three additional years, as the guard/forward has agreed to a three-year, $41 mil extension with the Dallas Mavericks.
“I know I want to be here, I’m going to work as if I’m going to be here for a long time. I want to be able to win in Dallas, I want to be in Dallas.” Green stated to media during media day. He is set to be in Dallas for a long time as the organization and Green’s camp agreed on a deal to keep him in the metroplex for an additional three seasons.
Green has shown growth as he averaged career highs in points (9.1), rebounds (3.0), assists (1.7), minutes (25.7), FG% (.537), 3FG% (.402) and FT% (.723) during the 2022-23 season. In the month of February alone, Green averaged 13.6 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists in 11 games. Green has increased his three-point percentage beyond the arc each season in the NBA.
As a starter last season, he averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 31.3 minutes in 21 games.
The Mavs guard/forward recorded 22 games with 10+ points and six games with 20+ points last season as a valuable part-time starter for the organization. He is a very efficient 3&D player who has the ability to make timely reads on offense when he has the basketball in his hands.
Green mentioned consistency and one-on-one game, with an emphasis at the end of the shot clock, were two focus areas for him this offseason during media day ahead of the season.
Looking to make more of an impact on offense this season, dribble hand off (DHO) threes and elbow shots has been a focus for Green this preseason. It will be something to look forward to in the regular season as it creates more opportunities for him in flow of the offense by either shooting, driving or passing.
Green made his case to be the starting wing on opening night for the Mavericks in the last preseason game. He scored 22 points (66.6 FG%), grabbed three rebounds, collected two steals and one blocked shot.
“We have seen Josh work extremely hard over his time with the Mavs to become an impactful player on both ends of the floor,” Mavericks GM and VP of Basketball Operations Nico Harrison stated. “His energy is contagious for our group, and when he’s in the game he pushes his teammates to play at a different speed. Josh is a high-level person and teammate, and we are happy to have him with our program for the long term.”
It is good to see the 23 year-old wing get rewarded and have long-term investment from the franchise. Green is represented by CAA, the same agency that represents Jalen Brunson. It made you curious how the relationship between CAA and Mavericks would play out after the Brunson debacle, which ultimately led to Brunson leaving and signing with the New York Knicks.
Green was drafted 18th overall by the Mavericks in the 2020 NBA Draft after his freshman year at the University of Arizona. In his first year at Arizona, Green averaged 12.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals in 30 games. He shot 36.1% from 3-point range and recorded a team-high 46 steals, the sixth-most by an Arizona freshman ever. Green ranked sixth in the PAC-12 in steals per game.
He has competed with the Australian national team at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, winning a bronze medal (the country’s first-ever Olympic medal in men’s basketball) and the 2023 FIBA World Cup.