hey peeps im backkkkk
I will say this for Jason Kidds season last year,
Like alot of veterans as well as prime players, and young players
last season was a farce with regards to output,
there was a lack of production on all fronts,
the list goes on of players who struggled through bumps and bruises
decreased shooting percentages
inconsistent play on back to back to back nights
I feel like with a legitimate offseason
a legitimate training camp
a legitimate schedule
kidds numbers as well as many others would have been closer to the norm
We also have to remember that jason kidd's percentages through out his career were always predicated on finishers
i.e. kenyon martin, vince carter, richard jefferson, Tyson chandler, Danny manning Cliffing robinson etc etc etc
last year the only solid finishers were a declining vince carter, a declining shawn marion, and a relegated to jump shooting dirk , who admittedly stated the offseason killed him in terms of coming into the season in shape
I foreshadow the old man being able to savy his way into 8 assists a game starting or not starting with a plethora of finishers i.e jr smith, melo, amare, chandler, and when shumpert comes back, having some one running the wing with kidd will only enhance what he can do
36 pct shooting turns into 42 pct shooting at the fg range and tp range as kidd will not have to bail out possessions by taking last second shots, he will always find a weapon, always.
pick and roll with melo, putting melo in position in the post, pick and roll with chandler, pick and roll with amare, drive and kick with smith.
the bottom line is kidd will demand the respect of the coach to run the offense through his eyes, and that will only help lin learn how to do the same
this is a win win, and for 3 million a year and keep shumpert, I believe the knicks will finish with a better record than the lakers this year.
we have an old pg with a bunch of weapons in their prime
as opposed to the lakers have an old pg with a bunch of old weapons past their prime ( I know kobes numbers are solid, but during the playoffs it was evident the man isnt what he used to be, if his jump shot is a little bit off the team struggles incredibly).