The Dallas Mavericks played all 15 active players in their home opener by the end of the third quarter. New head coach Jason Kidd said postgame it was part of the plan after an idea from the team’s “leadership council”. For fans who are not familiar, that council consists of the Mavs three captains, Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis, and Tim Hardaway Jr.
This is not the first decision the three players had a hand in making this season. Kidd also gave them credit for helping to install Dwight Powell as the team’s starting center. The Hall of Fame point guard has preached chemistry and accountability since being hired, and this is just another example of him listening to his players.
Is the Mavericks leadership council a good idea? Will it turn into an Achilles heel for coach Kidd and his team? Let us take a closer look at what fans know so far.
Is the Dallas Mavericks leadership council a good idea?
The Mavs won their home opener on Tuesday night 116-106 over the Houston Rockets. It took a total team effort to get the job done. The minutes were spread to get all 15 players into the game, but nearly all of them responded by playing well.
Using everyone was unconventional, but not the worst idea. The players getting their first action of the season had extra energy and played well. Boban Marjanovic had 11 points in nine minutes, and Moses Brown produced two blocks and three points in three minutes.
Here is the case for and against the Dallas Mavericks leadership council before attempting to reach a verdict on if it is a good idea for the team.