Less than a week before the « deadline », set the day before the opening of the season, October 17, the various franchises are working to secure the future of their young players.
Thus, after Patrick Williams in Chicago, Devin Vassell and Joshua Primo in San Antonio or Onyeka Okungwu and Jalen Johnson in Atlanta in recent days, it is the Mavericks who are following the same approach.
The club has indeed announced that the « team option » on the fourth and final year of the rookie contract of Josh Green has been activated meaning the Australian full-back is tied to Dallas until the end of the 2023/24 season.
A mark of confidence from its leaders, and above all an ideal context to calmly prepare for its third year in the league, which it considered this summer as a pivotal point in its development. His contractual situation fixed for the remainder of his rookie contract, Josh Green can effectively concentrate fully on his game.
Because he still has his work cut out for him: after two seasons have passed, the former Arizona college student has not yet succeeded in establishing himself for good as a key element in his team’s rotation, posting shy averages of 4 points and 2.3 rebounds in 14 minutes since the start of his career.
But his club is counting on him for at least two more years, and perhaps Jalen Brunson’s departure to New York could offer him more opportunities, taking over from Luka Doncic and Spencer Dinwiddie.