Jason Kidd will help Kristaps Porzingis flourish with the Dallas Mavericks
Kidd has a track record of getting the most out of talent, especially at the top end. Porzingis seems to fit that bill perfectly. Many have criticized KP’s two seasons with the Mavericks, but he averaged over 20 points and nine rebounds per over the 100 regular-season games. The Unicorn needs to improve his defense, and Kidd must continue to find ways to make him successful on the offensive end.
The Hall of Famer is invested in KP’s development. He talked about his excitement in coaching the Unicorn during his introductory press conference with the Mavericks. Kidd also traveled to Latvia to visit Porzingis in his native country. The two are already forming a strong bond that should pay dividends when the regular season arrives.
It is easy to forget that KP just turned 26. He should be in the middle of his prime. Have the injuries taken too much of a toll or will fans see a different version for the Unicorn this season? Porzingis has been healthy and working hard all summer. Expect to see the best version yet to kick off the 2021-2022 season.
Kristaps Porzingis must stay healthy for it to be a career year, but he will be in full Unicorn mode when on the court.