Spencer Dinwiddie is the key to the Mavericks playoff success

Dallas Mavericks, Spencer Dinwiddie
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Dallas Mavericks, Spencer Dinwiddie
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Spencer Dinwiddie gives the Dallas Mavericks someone who can attack off the dribble

The Mavs love to get downhill and attack. First-year head coach Jason Kidd has implemented new ways for Luka Doncic to accomplish this. The 23-year-old superstar loves to run pick and rolls to get into the paint, but they have added in some handoffs to free him from his defender.

Kidd has also put Jalen Brunson into the starting five to give Luka another playmaker on the floor. The Mavs traded for Dinwiddie to give them two ball-handlers on the court at all times. The newest guard won’t shoot nearly 60 percent from the field, but he does improve the team’s ball movement and playmaking.

Brunson struggled against the Clippers' length in last year’s postseason. He continued to get into the paint, but could not create the same separation he did during the regular season. JB will be looking to prove he can be effective in the playoffs this year, and Dinwiddie gives the Mavs a second ball-handler with more sizer. He is 6’5 and has the craft to shoot over any defender. See him create a paint bucket against Rudy Gobert below.

Spencer Dinwiddie talked about enjoying his time in Dallas thus far, and how coach Kidd and the team have made it easy to fit in. They want the 6’5 guard to be aggressive, and he has been difficult to stop through five games.