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5 Dallas Mavericks adjustments to look for in Game 2 of playoff series vs. Jazz

Dallas Mavericks, Jason Kidd
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Dallas Mavericks, Jason Kidd
Dallas Mavericks, Jason Kidd / Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

Adjustment to look for in Game 2 of Dallas Mavericks vs. Jazz: 4. Rotation?

Will head coach Jason Kidd try to adjust the Mavs rotation in Game 2? The Hall of Fame point guard would love to, but the team may be out of options already.

He only played eight men in Game 1, and Josh Green was the only guard or wing that cracked the rotation off the bench. Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Frank Ntilikina are all expected to remain out, so Dallas would have to go deep into its reserves to switch things up.

If the Mavericks are being dominated on the glass again, Kidd could play Boban Marjanovic or Marquese Chriss for a short shift to try to slow down the Jazz. Bobi would force Hassan Whiteside to guard him down low, and the 7’4 big man can make things difficult for any center.

Green’s place in the rotation is up in the air too. The second-year wing was played off the floor in Game 1 as the Jazz left him wide open from beyond the 3-point line. They dared Green to shoot, and he missed four 3-pointers in 10.5 minutes. Dallas needs the 6’5 wing to make enough to force the Jazz into guarding him, but that will be no easy task.

Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd wants to adjust the rotation, but injuries may force him to play the same one as Game 1. Who plays and how much is something to watch on Monday night.

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