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Dallas Mavericks: Every way in which Jason Kidd will unlock Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

How Jason Kidd will unlock Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic: 4. Harness competitiveness

Kidd is the ultimate competitor. The ten-time All-Star and Hall of Famer wants to win at everything all the time. He was the starting point guard on the Mavs 2011 championship team.

Luka matches that competitiveness. Look no further than his actions on the court. The 22-year-old superstar can be seen barking at the referee after a missed call or his teammates after an errant play. He wants to win so bad that those emotions boil out.

Kidd’s ability to equal that competitiveness will help Doncic harness it. The Hall of Famer is going to assist Luka in using that energy more productively. He will empower his star to take that anger and aggression out on the other team. Fans know when the 22-year-old gets it locked in that he becomes unstoppable. Kidd will help him reach that level more frequently.

Expect to see Luka Doncic picking up fewer technical fouls next season as he places all of his energy into the game. Jason Kidd’s empowerment of his star player will help the Dallas Mavericks on both ends of the floor. The Hall of Famer is also a perfectionist that will demand that level out of Doncic. It will be just another way he gets the most out of his superstar.

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