Unlike nash, kidd is a cheaper and better defensive player who is willing to take a backseat to lin. Unlike nash, kidd is a champion who has so much more postseason experience than nash. Not saying i wouldnt take nash over kidd but this is the smarter signing.Originally Posted by orangeblobman
Good signing. If Lin leaves at least we will have someone to play PG apart from Toney Douglas.
Just heard it on ESPN sports.... Great News: Jason Kidd leadership in MSG .... No more ISO-Melo offense running good players out of New York.
Have a lot of you guys seen JKidd play in the last few years? He plays like a very old man at this point.
The last two seasons he shot 36%. I repeat 36%.
Last year he averaged 6.2 PPG and 5.5 APG in 29 minutes.
That's not to mention how easy it is to get past him at this point in his career.
He can play some backup minutes but adding him won't help much at all.
Great pickup. Veteran pickup and I think J Kidd has a little tread left on those tires. I thought Kidd was just using the Knicks for leverage, but I guess NY by way of Dallas is the new pipeline. Shows our boys are serious. Can't wait to see how Woody stirs this drink. Hate to tell ya Lin fans, but Linsanity in NYC is over.
This is good, maybe great.
Tyson will definitely be getting those lobs.
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Also it's insane to compare Nash to Kidd at this point. There's a reason Nash is getting paid big money. The guy can still flat out play. Second in the league in assists and he was passing to scrubs. He also shot a career best 53% from the field comapred to Kidd's abysmal 36%.
2011 - 2012 Stats
Kidd: 29 Min/Game, 36% FG, 6.2 PPG, 5.5 APG
Nash: 32 Min/Game, 53% FG*, 12.5 PPG, 10.7 APG
excellent news to have the wife beater on the squad.
He was NBA champ with Chandler, having the 2 of them together again is just as good as Nash reuniting with STAT, IMHO. remember, we were gonna lose Shump in Nash deal, so it all works out for best.
However, Kyle Lowry just signed with Raptors, Dragic signed with Suns, where does that leave Houston? they have to be DESPERATE to get Lin...
i can't believe anything i read now, after hearing Kidd signed with Mavs initially.
I assume Mavs won't do a sign & trade with Knicks, since they didn't want to lose him in the first place, so I guess Knicks are using MLE...?
anyone else Knicks go for (Felton, Foye) must be sign & trade or Vets min?