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Now 39 years old, Jason Kidd is not the same player he once was in New Jersey.
Kidd's scoring abilities have diminished over the past five or so seasons, but then again, that's not why the Knicks signed the veteran point guard.
Kidd's real value comes in his ability to see the floor—something he does better than most point guards, even at this stage in his career.
A nice complement to score-first point guard Raymond Felton, Kidd should see somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 minutes per game, although circumstances will dictate his playing time on a nightly basis.
The real question is: Who would you rather have on the floor in crunch time, Kidd or Felton? Kidd is reliable, but his abilities are limited. Felton is anything but reliable, but he offers a bit more firepower.
My money is on Kidd, mainly because of his elite decision making. The Knicks have enough scorers in Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and J.R. Smith that they don't need a shoot-first point guard on the floor in the clutch.