Danny Green felt Mavs will need 2 to 3 years before becoming a contender
Danny Green of the Los Angeles Lakers felt that the Dallas Mavericks will need two to three years before becoming a contender. This realization contributed to his decision of not signing with the Mavs.
Per Sportsday, Green shared that the Mavs pursued him. While he did want to don their jersey, the two-time NBA champion felt that it would take a few more years before the team turns into a contender.
“They expressed their interest, but at the same time as much as I wanted to be there, I knew that was going to be a building type of deal there and it was going to take two or three years before they started getting into the contention or to contender category I felt. It all depended on how KP (Kristaps Porzingis) health-wise was, Luka (Doncic)’s coming up. A lot of things come into factor when it came to that.”
Green added that he had ‘great’ conversations with the Mavs over the years and had built great relationships with Mark Cuban, Rick Carlisle, and Donnie Nelson. During the recruitment period, Green said that they were really prioritizing him. He also added that amid the pressure to make a decision, his family told him to relax and take his time.
In the end, it was the Lakers that succeeded in luring him in. At this point in his career, it’s clear that the 32-year-old wants to be part of a championship squad rather than a team who’s still in the process of becoming one.