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Mavericks: 5 things to watch during 2021 training camp

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Thing to watch during Dallas Mavericks training camp: 3. How will Kidd change things?

Kidd has plenty of changes planned for the Mavs this season. He talked about getting the ball out of Luka’s hands a bit, giving KP more freedom, and being able to use the team’s depth to switch things with on Sept. 26. The Hall of Famer's changes are unlikely to stop there.

Kidd played an extremely aggressive defense when he was the head coach in Milwaukee, and he is making defense a priority during training camp. How will Dallas’ scheme change from last season? Will Kidd implement some of the things that made the Lakers successful over the last two years? The Mavs’ defense will be something to watch closely any time they take the floor.

J-Kidd is going to make changes on the offensive end too. He has talked a lot about playing unselfish and adding more speed and movement to the Mavericks attack. Luka prefers to run a free-flowing system, so it will be interesting to see how much play calling Kidd attempts to do.

The Dallas Mavericks are going to look different under Jason Kidd, but how much is one of the key things to watch during training camp.