Jason's No Kidd Any Longer For New York Knicks

By John Raffel
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In a three-guard offense that the New York Knicks have recently been employing, Jason Kidd needs to be far more consistent than he’s shown in recent games.

Of course, he’ll be 40 years old on March 23, so one can only wonder how much longer he can produce  from his unique physical skills.

His numbers are down but it’s still been a remarkable season for Kidd.

That was very evident prior to the NBA All-Star break when Kidd and the Knicks lost 92-88 to the Toronto Raptors, who, with the addition of Rudy Gay, have been sneaking up on people.

But Kidd was awful in this game. He played 32 minutes and was 0-of-3 in attempting nothing but 3-point shots. He had four rebounds, two assists and a steal.

But Kidd has played better and very definitely can play better than he has in recent games. Kidd has started 44 Knicks games. He’s averaging 7.2 points 3.6 assists and 4.0 rebounds a game.

That’s obviously way below his career average of 12.8 points, 8.8 assists and 5.0 steals per game.

In his last three games prior to the All-Star break, Kidd only totaled 10 points, five assists and four steals. If he could regain his career shooting percentage of 40 percent, he’ll be all set. What has been encouraging in recent games for Kidd is that he’s putting in more minutes. More production in various areas would come in handy.

Regardless of his remarkable age, Kidd still carries a huge load for the Knicks and plenty is expected of him. So he needs to deliver.

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