No team in recent memory has failed more to build around a generational superstar than the Dallas Mavericks have with Luka Dončić. He is a consistent top-five MVP candidate and First-Team All-NBA player every season. Along with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokić, Dončić is one of the standout players of his generation, and the Mavericks should do everything possible to keep him on their team.
Antetokounmpo and Jokić have won championships, while Dončić seems far from winning his first, at least not with the Mavericks. It is time to fire head coach Jason Kidd and general manager Nico Harrison for incompetence. The Mavericks have failed to build a strong team around Dončić, which is a disgrace given his incredible talent and the impact he has on their results.
Dončić has been carrying an immense load for the Mavericks, rarely getting a break from the heavy responsibility. This is an indication of his generational talent but also an indictment of his subpar teammates. The team has not been able to support Dončić in a way that would allow them to truly compete for a championship. Kidd and Harrison’s performances have been subpar, and it’s time for them to be held accountable for the team’s failures.
The team has made several questionable moves in recent years. They have failed to acquire players who can truly support Dončić, and their coaching has been lackluster. Kidd is considered one of the worst coaches in the NBA, and Harrison has made questionable decisions in trades and acquisitions. It’s clear that the Mavericks need a major overhaul in their leadership and approach to team building.