The addition of Kyrie Irving to the Mavericks raised some doubts whether he can co-exist with ball-dominant Luka Doncic.
Dallas head coach Jason Kidd talked about this topic, saying that positions don’t matter in today’s game.
“In today’s game, you know, the positions don’t matter. It’s about the last name and talent,” Kidd said, per Andy Larsen.
“He’s all about basketball,” he said about Irving. “He wants to win and he wants to be coached, and this is a great opportunity.”
Kidd also remembered Jalen Brunson who worked well in the backcourt with Doncic. He says that Irving, who is on a different level, will make the game easier for his teammates.
“We look back at when we had JB, being able to have a play-maker like that. When you look at Ky — nothing against JB — but Ky is at a different level, so this gives us another weapon. Someone’s going to be free,” the Mavs head coach said, per Callie Caplan.