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Dallas Mavericks: How will the offense be different under Jason Kidd?

Dallas Mavericks Jason Kidd Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Jason Kidd Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Maverick Jason Kidd Mandatory Credit: Aric Becker-USA TODAY Sports

How Dallas Mavericks will be different under Jason Kidd: 1. Faster

Rick Carlisle had the Mavs playing at a slower pace. Since Luka Doncic joined the team in 2018, Dallas has never ranked above 18th in pace. The Mavericks were not in the top half of the league since 2015.

Kidd’s Bucks played at a slow pace too. In his first season in Milwaukee, they were 14th in the NBA and never ranked higher. In his lone season coaching the Nets, Brooklyn finished 25th in pace. Do not expect Dallas to play fast, but they want to increase the tempo. President of basketball operations and general manager Nico Harrison made no bones about that.

Doncic is a master at dissecting the defense in the half-court, but getting out in transition and creating easy buckets will make Dallas even more dangerous. Expect them to push the ball more this season as they try to create a few quick scores.

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The Dallas Mavericks are likely to look different under head coach Jason Kidd on both ends of the floor. The offense will play faster, look to get in the paint more and play unselfishly. Expect the Mavs to be fun to watch as they look to take the next step in the 2021-2022 season. Fans won’t want to miss it, so stay tuned.