Joe Camporeale-US PRESSWIRE
Yes, Jason Kidd is one of the oldest guys on this Knicks team, but what the critics failed to properly analyze was the wisdom that this crafty point guard has built over his 18 years in the NBA.
Everyone was questioning the Knicks' moves when they acquired Jason Kidd via free agency—was he going to be a mentor to Jeremy Lin, or was he a backup point guard?
Well, right now, he's neither.
Jeremy Lin walked, and Kidd is the starting 2-guard due to the injury Iman Shumpert suffered.
Now, Kidd was bombarded with high expectations.
Up to this point, management has played their cards right.
Kidd is succeeding in the role Mike Woodson has put him in.
The two-point guard system has worked wonders for the Knicks this early in the season.
Woodson has faith in both Felton and Kidd, so having floor generals on the court at the same time benefits scorers like Carmelo Anthony and allows guys like Ronnie Brewer to succeed as well.
Jason Kidd is averaging 7.3 points per game and 3.1 assists per game as of November 21.
The old man still has some left in his tank—that's clearly evident from his play!