How Dallas Mavericks will be different under Jason Kidd: 5. Unselfish
Coach Kidd is going to emphasize an unselfish brand of basketball. Luka is a fantastic creator and initiator. He will be given the freedom to work his magic, but Kidd will emphasize sharing the ball.
Consider this, Doncic took 196 of the team’s 602 field goal attempts in the playoffs last season, or 32.5 percent. When Kidd last coached the Bucks in the postseason in 2017, Giannis Antetokounmpo led their team with 112 of 469 or 23.8 percent. The Greek Freak became a superstar under J-Kidd because the Hall of Famer embraced his strengths and helped him develop on the ball.
Kidd is likely to make life easier on Luka Doncic. Fans know the 22-year-old wants to win and is going to do whatever it takes to make it happen. His new head coach is going to set the table for Luka to create easy buckets for himself and others. The emphasis on offense will be unselfish play. Doncic will still have the ball in his hands a ton, but he will be set up to help his teammates score more. Do not be surprised to see the 22-year-old average over ten assists per game this season.
Here are four ways the Dallas Mavericks are going to adjust things to make life easier on Luka Doncic and the rest of the team.