Jason Kidd turned a poor defensive team into a top-10 defensive unit, unlocked new parts of Dončić’s game, and brought the Dallas Mavericks to their first Western Conference Finals since 2011. How has Kidd followed up that fantastic season? Not very well.
The Dallas Mavericks have signed forward Maxi Kleber to a contract extension. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the extension is a 3-year, $33 million deal, which will lock him up through the 2025-2026 season.
Throughout his young career, Mavericks’ superstar guard Luka Dončić has drawn many comparisons to Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, however, one aspect of Doncic’s career won’t parallel that of the four-time champion.