The Dallas Mavericks begin a new season on Sept. 28 with the opening of training camp, and this year will be different for every player on the roster. It will be the team’s first with head coach Jason Kidd after Rick Carlisle resigned this offseason and returned to Indiana. Carlisle had been on the job since 2008, so Luka Doncic and others will experience their first NBA training camp without him.
Expect Kidd to implement changes on day one. The Hall of Fame point guard took the role with plans of vaulting the Mavericks into championship contention as they already have the most important piece in Luka Doncic. J-Kidd must improve the supporting cast and find a way to build a consistent winner around the 22-year-old superstar.
With less than a week before the Mavs get back to work, what should they be focusing on during training camp? They have three weeks to implement and improve, but what are the most important areas to attack?
3 biggest focus points for Dallas Mavericks during training camp
Jason Kidd will start by implementing his offense and defense from day one, and fans should be watching closely. Rick Carlisle loosened the reigns on Luka Doncic and let him run the offense. Will Kidd do something similar? Does he have a set offense that he eyes running? There will be changes, but expect J-Kidd to let Luka work his magic.
There will be plenty of individual work and film study but here are the three biggest focus points for the entire Dallas Mavericks roster during training camp this year.