The Dallas Mavericks had high expectations for Josh Green after selecting him with the No. 18 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. ... and they are hanging onto those expectations with Tuesday's announcement that they are exercising the option on his contract, meaning about a $3 million salary in 2022-23.

The 6'-5 athletic, defensive-minded wing was always considered to be a 'raw' prospect when it came to offense, and he did struggle shooting the ball when he actually got to play for former head coach Rick Carlisle. But overall, we're not sure we can put too much stock into Green's numbers last season given the lack of volume. And we do believe new coach Jason Kidd has a plan to involve the younger guys.

Green appeared in a grand total of 39 games last season, but he only played 15 minutes or more in 15 of those games. So before people call him a 'bust' because of his underwhelming averages of 2.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game, that context needs to be considered.