Jason Kidd has to try something new it seems almost every night in order for his team to compete. Just when we thought they were getting healthy something else happens to make them take a step back. Andray Blatche is going to miss the next four games due to personal reasons, Brook Lopez is gone for the season, and Paul Pierce is still not 100 percent.
The Nets finally hit the double digit win mark and hope this win can get them started on another roll to climb up the Atlantic Division ladder. Sitting three games back of first place they are still in the hunt, but they will need to continue to put on a defensive and offensive performance like they did against the Bucks.
The new lineup is not bad, but the problem is going to come with the second unit. This is where Blatche usually would be their go-to scorer, but someone new has to step and and assume that role. Mirza Teletovic seems to be the likely candidate with his outside scoring touch. With Jason Terry back they won’t have to rely on Tyshawn Taylor off the bench anymore. Alan Anderson has moved back to the bench which I think is a bad move for Kidd because Paul Pierce provides the leadership and poise that is needed when anchoring the bench.
Kidd came away from the game looking like a genius concerning the changes, but how long will the good feelings last? The Indiana Pacers are up next, and they are not the Bucks.