Jason Kidd, Luka Doncic talk Chris Paul

Jan 20, 2022;  Dallas, Texas, USA;  Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) looks to score as Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) defends during the first half at American Airlines Center.  Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Kidd is a Hall of Famer point guard.

Luka Doncic is one of the best in today’s game.

So the Dallas Mavericks head coach and franchise player are very qualified to address the challenge of facing Chris Paul heading into their Western Conference semifinals series against the Phoenix Suns.

“We could be here all day,” said Kidd during media Zoom availability after Saturday’s practice when asked what makes Paul special.

Apr 17, 2022;  Phoenix, Arizona, US;  Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) talks to his teammates during Game 1 of the Western Conference playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans.

“He’s a competitor. He loves to win. He’s a leader. That’s just in a nutshell, but he loves the competition. He loves to win, and he loves to put his team in a position to win.”

Paul averaged 22.3 points on 55.2% shooting and 11.3 assists to just 1.5 turnovers in leading the Suns past the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

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