Jason Kidd sees ‘no flaws’ in Luka Doncic’s game
Jason Kidd certainly knows a good floor general when he sees one.
One of the best point guards the NBA has ever seen during his 19-year career, the now Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach had high praises for Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic prior to their respective teams’ match-up on Friday.
Kidd, who won a championship in Dallas in 2011, shared his impressions of the Slovenian phenom in a report by Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News.
“His will to win, his competitiveness, he does it all at a very young age,” Kidd said of Doncic. “There’s really no flaws in his game. He’s actually fun to watch – until you have to play him.”
A 6’4 passing savant with phenomenal court vision during his playing days, Kidd received identical compliments as Doncic during his early years as a pro. Both players took the league by storm in their rookie campaigns and was awarded as the best one in their draft class. Kidd shared the Rookie of The Year Award with Grant Hill in 1995.
Kidd, now 46, added that apart from Doncic’s skills, he also seems to possess an undeniable love for the game basketball – something that lacks in young players entering the league these days.
“You can see his spirit and his love for the game,” Kidd said, via Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News. “He’s a gamer. He loves the competition. He’s not afraid of it. He can make any pass and at his height (6-7) he can find guys.
“And now he’s got a sidekick that’s really talented, too. They’re in a good position,” Kidd added, describing Mavs’ prized offseason acquisition Kristapz Porzingis.
Luka Doncic is averaging all-around numbers of 25 points, 8.8 rebounds, 6,8 assists, and 2.2 steals in the Mavs’ first four games.