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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: Russell Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

How Jason Kidd will unlock Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic: 2. Increased scoring

Kidd’s teams in Milwaukee were superstar-heavy. They featured plenty of isolation and emphasized the best players getting the most opportunities.

Luka is going to score more under head coach Jason Kidd. First, the Hall of Famer is likely to quicken the Mavs pace a bit, which will create more opportunities for everyone. He is also going to let Doncic cook in isolation.

The 22-year-old scored 1.05 points per possession last season which ranked in the top 20 percent in the league. Expect it to take a step forward under Kidd. The legend will have Luka attacking the basket and calling his own number more in his fourth NBA season.

Doncic could easily leap to averaging 30 points per game for the season. Kidd is going to encourage him to score and be the best version of himself. That means more opportunities and an added level of aggression from Luka.

Kidd is also going to put Doncic off the ball a bit, which could lead to easier shots. The 22-year-old superstar will not have to create everything himself. He will have added energy in the fourth quarter to increase his scoring too.

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