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Mavericks select Josh Green with No. 18 overall pick in 2020 NBA Draft

The Dallas Mavericks have picked Josh Green with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. We break down what it means.

Arizona Wildcats guard Josh Green (0) drives against Stanford Cardinal guard Daejon Davis (1) during the second half at Maples Pavilion. Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks had the 18th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and selected Josh Green on Wednesday night virtually from ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut. They struck gold by drafting Luka Doncic with the No. 3 pick in 2018 and hope their latest addition can be valuable to their rapidly improving team.

Dallas pushed the Los Angeles Clippers to Game 6 in the first round of the playoffs despite not having Kristaps Porzingis, who tore his meniscus during the series, for three games. The Mavericks have two young All-Stars who have yet to enter their primes and quality role players around them. Their offense was historically efficient last season and adding another impact player could help them reach new heights.

First-round Pick Analysis

The Dallas Mavericks get themselves an athletic 3-and-D wing player in Arizona’s Josh Green. The 6-foot-6 guard can defend multiple spots on the floor and knock down shots from the perimeter.

As a freshman at the University of Arizona last season, Green averaged 12 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.5 steals in 30.9 minutes per game. He also shot 42.4 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from three-point range on 2.8 attempts per game. His defensive ability will be helpful for a Mavericks’ team that gave up 112.1 points per game last season.