Kidd has mentioned that he wants to get us playing better defense like the Lakers but


This worries me. Luka plays at a fast-pace and not really a half-court guy even though he can. Most teams, when they talk about focusing on Defense, tend to slow the pace down significantly. I am worried that if we slowed the pace down it will hurt Lukas or rather throw him off his game.


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Can you really do both? Luka actually prefers to play at a slow pace anyway. What Kidd may have been trying to imply is that the Mavericks need to speed up the pace some. When Carlisle was here the Mavericks took to long to get into their sets & they often got shot clock violations. I hope that Kidd was not saying that they need to play like the 2006-2007 Phoenix Suns did under Mike D' Antoni.