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Mavericks: 3 potential distractions during training camp

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The Dallas Mavericks are officially back for the 2021-2022 season as media day and the first day of training camp are already in the books. New head coach Jason Kidd has been a breath of fresh air for the team, thanks to his emphasis on communication. The Mavs are looking to leap into title contenders this season, which all starts with the play of superstar Luka Doncic.

The entire roster talked about their excitement for the season and playing under a Hall of Famer point guard, but Kristaps Porzingis stood out as having some extra energy when he talked about his new role and having more freedom under coach Kidd. The Mavericks are genuinely pumped and believe they can compete for the championship, but the team will need more from KP to make it a reality.

The energy and excitement around the team are contagious with three weeks to go before the regular season opener, but are there potential distractions that could get in the way before the Mavs head to Atlanta to start the games that count?

3 potential distractions during Dallas Mavericks training camp

The Sixers, Pelicans, Nets, and Warriors were the talk of media day because of distractions facing their teams. Whether it be Ben Simmons’ holdout, Zion’s injury, or vaccination status issues, those teams have questions to answer that distract from improving their game and developing chemistry during training camp.

The Dallas Mavericks want to avoid those issues at all costs, but here are three potential distractions that could pop up during this year's training camp.