The Dallas Mavericks kicked off a busy night at the 2020 NBA draft with the selection of Arizona forward Josh Green at No. 18 overall.
Here are five things to know about the Mavs’ new rookie:
1. The Basics
Name: Josh Green Age: 20
Height: 6-6 Weight: 210 Position: G-F
From: Sydney, Australia
2. Green from three
It was clear what the Mavericks were looking for when they drafted Green: They wanted to add a strong defensive presence to help against the West’s top guards and more perimeter shooting.
Green hypothetically checks those boxes and after a dismal rookie campaign where he shot 16% from three, he made a jump this past season to 35%, albeit on 1.2 attempts per game.
In the past couple of years, the Mavericks have developed Dorian Finney-Smith into a dependable, indispensable 3-and-D starter. Dallas will be hoping that the Green will have a similar development entering…