5 Obvious, 5 subtle moves Jason Kidd must make to turn Mavs into legit contenders

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5. Subtle: Run more pick and rolls with P.J. Washington

After a rough start for the first few games after getting traded to the Dallas Mavericks, P.J. Washington has found his groove on offense.

So far for the Mavs, Washington is averaging 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the field and 29.6 percent from downtown. Washington's 3-point percentage may look concerning, but this is due to the slump that he started in after first joining the team.

Washington has become a consistent 3-point shooter as of late, and he has been the best defender on the Mavs since the moment he stepped on the floor. While Washington's shooting and defense have been solid, Jason Kidd has to get him involved more offensively.

One way he can do this is through using him as a screener in the pick and roll. Washington has a great floater, and his touch around the bucket is underrated. If the Mavs use him more as a screener in the pick and roll, it will allow him to get more touches to score in the paint while also giving him the chance to be a passer in the short roll.

Washington is talented enough offensively to make these reads, and Kidd running more actions for him on offense could be a game changer.