How Jason Kidd will unlock Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic: 5. Improved playmaking
Luka is one of the best playmakers in the league, but there are still ways to get better. He finished second in the league in turnovers last season as Doncic’s assists per game dropped, despite him playing 0.7 more minutes per game.
Kidd is going to help Luka take his playmaking ability to another level. The two men are savants that see the game at a different level. J-Kidd will understand how Doncic breaks down the action and offer plenty of helpful advice on how to do it better. They will be small gains that could prove massive on the court.
The Mavericks also figure to change up the offense a bit. Luka will have total freedom to create under Kidd. The Hall of Famer is going to empower his superstar player, and the result could be massive. Doncic never lacks confidence, but it could go to another level under Kidd.
Dallas also figures to have more movement off the ball. There was a lot of spotting up beyond the 3-point line under Rick Carlisle. Kidd will have players cutting and getting open without the ball in their hands, which could create a few more assists opportunities for Luka. Mavericks fans know that Doncic never misses an open look.