Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd knows the reality of the game when coaching a superstar-caliber player like Luka Doncic.
Playing with Doncic can sometimes result in a slower pace of play, which might seem counterintuitive given his incredible talent. This occurs due to a combination of factors that revolve around Doncic's unique style of play and his ability to control the game.
Including his high ball dominance, incredible basketball IQ, and being incredibly efficient on the floor.
Mavericks coach Jason Kidd aims to ignite style of play that fans will love
Despite having an all-world player who likes to slow it down, there are times when guys need to get out and run.
Coach Kidd acknowledges the vast pool of athleticism on this roster, and Kidd is determined to inject a burst of high-speed energy into the game plan, promising a brand of basketball that's not only electrifying but also geared towards achieving even greater success on the court.
As we all know, Kyrie Irving brings a dynamic presence to the basketball court. His exceptional ball-handling skills and scoring ability make him one of the most captivating offensive players in the game.
With a lingering calf injury, it's uncertain if we'll see Luka Doncic for the opening week of the season, but Coach Kidd is optimistic about the team's play and pace heading into the season despite being without Doncic.
Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic bring distinct pacing styles to the basketball court.
Their differences can be complementary on the same team. Irving's quickness can ignite fast breaks and put pressure on opponents in transition, while Doncic's controlled playmaking can ensure efficiency and maximize scoring opportunities in the half-court.
Their ability to adapt to various pacing styles will make them a versatile backcourt duo that can keep defenses off balance.
The Mavs preseason finale gave fans an inspiring attitude going into the season, as we saw confident play in young guys Josh Green and Dereck Lively II and a pace that enforces the message Jason Kidd is sending.
Dallas was playing fast in Friday night's 114-104 win, and Irving and Lively II's chemistry looked phenomenal.
For all the latest news on Luka Doncic, Kyrie Irving, and the Dallas Mavericks this season, stay tuned.