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Mavericks: How Jason Kidd will unlock All-Star form of Kristaps Porzingis

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Kristaps Porzingis
Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

How Dallas Maverick coach Jason Kidd will unlock Kristaps Porzingis: 1. Roll man

Coach Kidd is going to get Porzingis more involved in the offense. The Unicorn talked on multiple occasions about preferring to play the five in Rick Carlisle’s offense because he was the primary screen setter in the Luka Doncic pick and rolls. Kidd is going to make that reality. Expect him to encourage KP to roll to the basket more too. The 7’3 big man is a dangerous finish inside, but he does not always attack down low.

The Doncic and Porzingis pick and roll can be a thing of beauty. Number 77 commands so much defensive attention that teams cannot stop both players. Here the result is an easy dunk against the Bulls because KP rolls hard to the rim.

Coach Kidd will get KP more involved in the offense and convince him to roll to the rim more. Confidence is going to be massive for Porzingis. The Hall of Fame point guard will assure the Unicorn that he is a star. Mavs fans saw the best version of KP inside the bubble when he averaged 30.5 points and 9.5 rebounds on 47.6 percent shooting the field. Kidd wants to unlock that Unicorn next season as he finds ways to showcase Porzingis.

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Dallas Mavericks will see the best version of Kristaps Porzingis in the 2021-2022 season under Jason Kidd. If he stays healthy, a second All-Star selection could be on the way for the Unicorn. That is how much will improve with Kidd leading from the bench, so do not miss it.