The Dallas Mavericks hired Jason Kidd to be their head coach this offseason. The Hall of Fame point guard replaces Rick Carlisle, who had been with the Mavs since 2008. A fresh perspective can do wonders for a talent roster, but it is still too early to tell how things will go for Luka Doncic and his team with Kidd leading the charge.
The Kidd era got off to an abysmal start as the Mavericks were blown out by the Atlanta Hawks in their season opener. Their offense struggled mightily as Dallas lacked spacing and could not get their jumpers to fall.
The Mavs bounced back and defeated the Raptors in Toronto on Saturday night. It was an impressive second half that saw Doncic and the team’s offense come to life. Splitting the first two games should come as no surprise, but here are three stats that fans should ponder after just two games.
3 surprising Dallas Mavericks after the first two games of the season
The Mavs were undefeated during the preseason as the team showed off its improvements, but Dallas has struggled to find cohesion over the first two games.
Kidd is allowing the Mavericks to post up more this season. Fans remember Rick Carlisle's epic rant about the play type, and so far, Dallas is scoring just 0.43 points per possession off post ups. Will Kidd stick with them all season? If so, the Mavs will have to improve their efficiency.
Here are three surprising Dallas Mavericks stats after their first two games of the 2021-2022 season.