Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE
At 39 years old, Jason Kidd appears that he can still keep up with the young guns.
Jason Kidd is averaging 22 minutes per game.
Pablo Prigioni spends an average of 19 minutes on the hardwood.
Kurt Thomas has put in about 14 minutes per game, and Rasheed Wallace clocks about seven minutes per game, although that number is likely to increase as the season progresses.
Marcus Camby is already injured, and his recovery time has everything to do with his age. The typical recovery time for a calf strain is about 10 days, but to be safe the training staff took extra precautions with the backup center.
Is this what Knicks fans are to expect if someone else goes down in the future?
Although the oldest players on the roster have been rather successful thus far, the average age of the five is 38, and at that age the Knicks staff won't force a comeback early.
The strain of a rigorous season filled with intense games and hard fouls will eventually take a toll on all of the Knicks, especially the older guys.
The standout veteran is Jason Kidd. He found his niche early with this team and is living up to the expectations. He's averaging nine points per game and just under four assists a game—not bad for what should be your No. 2 point guard.
Can he, along with the other vets, keep progressing and putting up impressive numbers during crunch time?
Will they be able to compete after All-Star break?
Hopefully, the team will silence the critics and what could deem trouble is no problem at all.