If he gained playing time and efficiency for his second season in the league, Josh Green on the other hand lost influence over the playoffs. Used against Utah in the first round, the fullback generally remained on the bench against Phoenix and then Golden State.
Logically, he felt frustration with this small number of minutes played, which became his engine before embarking on his third season in the NBA.
“The third year is always supposed to be the most important in a progression”he estimates for the official website of the franchise. “I have to make sure I’m ready to have a great year next season. What I think I am. I don’t want to be in a situation where I’m out of rotation again. »
Arrived in the NBA in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic, the Australian did not experience, like his other Draft comrades, a classic integration. Then, last summer, he didn’t have as much time as he wanted because he participated in the Tokyo Olympics with the “Boomers”, winning a bronze medal in the process.
“So it’s a very important off-season for me, the first where I’ve been able to work on my game in five years. There were my shoulder operations, then the Olympics. I have to live it with a good plan to improve myself as much as possible. Everything has been fine for two months. »
In detail, what are the areas on which he must base his work? ” A little bit of everything “, he replies to the Dallas Morning News. “My personal coach and I spoke with GM Nico Harrison. We established a strategy on what needed to be done. Of course there is the shoot. I changed my shot a bit and I see that I’m a little more consistent. There is my dribbling too. »
Josh Green also made a physical change this summer. “I changed my body, I watch what I eat. I reduced my carbs. My body fat percentage dropped by 3% in two months. I’m going to try to lose another 1.5%, so that’s a few pounds lighter. I feel more explosive, I move better. »