The Dallas Mavericks have been a hot-button issue this week, and for good reason. A team that is as talented as them shouldn't be on the cusp of missing the playoffs. The Mavericks are currently the eleventh seed in the West, which would have them just missing the playoffs. Given the moves they've made, missing the playoffs would be an all-systems failure for the organization. On ESPN's First Take, Jay Williams offered insight into the failing Mavericks. Williams doesn't think that Doncic and Irving should take all the blame. Jay believes the head coach could be to blame.
Jason Kidd is the head coach of the Dallas Mavericks. Kidd is in his second year as head coach of the Mavericks and may start feeling the pressure. In his first season in Dallas, Kidd went 52-30. A massive upgrade from the team's current 37-40 record. When the ship begins sinking like this, finger-pointing ultimately begins. At the same time, it's not just one person's fault. Jay Williams' insight on how Kidd uses his stars could be an issue with the failing team.
Jay Williams Speaks
Williams didn't hold back on his feelings about Kidd's performance as head coach. "There is a major concern that I have about Jason Kidd as a coach holding [Kyrie and Luka] accountable. In the last eight minutes of the game, Kyrie Irving and Luka Dončić ... took a combined five shots. ... Last night was unacceptable," Williams stated. When breaking down the stats, it is strange to see the team not capitalize on the backcourt duo. Someone has to draw up the plays for Luka and Kyrie. That falls on Kidd.
The Mavericks' playoff chances are fleeing by the day. Morale looks to be the lowest it has been all season in Dallas. Is there enough time for this team to sneak into the playoffs? Will Dallas look to make a change at head coach at the end of the season? Please give us your opinions on how the situation in Dallas can be fixed. To stay up to date with the NBA and sports socials, keep it locked in here at HNHH.