Why Dallas Mavericks should not trade Kristaps Porzingis: 2. New head coach
It’s no secret that Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic don’t look comfortable on the court together. At times, it almost seems forced, which makes it incredibly hard to watch knowing both of the players’ abilities.
Luka creates a ton of open shots for his teammates and one would figure KP should feast in the offense. At times, it seemed like Mavericks ex-coach Rick Carlisle just didn’t want Porzingis involved in the flow of the offense at all. One of the most frustrating things to watch is KP trying to back a player down from the elbow, that just not his game.
Outside of getting the ball at the elbow, the only other offensive play he got consistent looks at was the pick and pop threes, mainly with Luka being the primary ball-handler. Kristaps shot 37.6 percent from behind the arc, so that play wasn’t a poor choice at all. It is difficult for a team’s max contract player to only have two plays run for him, though.
With Carlisle no longer in town, the Dallas Mavericks’ next head coach will almost certainly try and have more plays for Kristaps Porzingis. Jason Kidd must find ways to get the Unicorn open and being more active.
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