His minutes have gone way down and I don't know if he even started game 1 of this series. I think he came off the bench in the second half, near the end of the 3rd quarter I think. He also should have been put in in the last few minutes of Game 6 against the Celtics, not under a minute or whatever it was.
This is bull****. No matter HOW bad Melo and Smith are playing, no matter how good the rookies (is that why?) Prigioni and Copeland play, he gives them less minutes. It's one thing to let the best scorers on the team to get a rhythm back, it's another to do that while burying other players who can contribute winning on the bench for so long.
If only Kidd had the physical ability to be the primary play maker still.