This needs to be done. Kidd can not start and get big minutes all season or he will fall apart by the time the playoffs start. By having him come off the bench you can let him rest longer if we get off to a fast start.
But there is a much more important reason. We NEED Chandler Amar'e Melo and Felton to get as much time together as we can. I would throw Shump into that mix but he belongs in the other group of guys that might be in there at the end of games with the other four. But on a game to game basis that 5 guy might be Shump Shump, JR Swish, or the Kidd. And I am more then fine with that.
But we still need our 4 definites to get used to playing together because it will matter at the end of games.
Chandler/Amare/Melo/?/Felton is our close out team and should be starters. (I also think Shumpert will start.)
Wasn't that the plan originally ? I like Kidd off the bench to come in with JR and calm everything down.
Like I said in the lineup thread. I think the starting lineup for those first 5 minutes until JR subs in for Kidd, may miss Kidd's 3pt shooting. And I think playing next to Melo and Felton/Chandler pick and roll gives him open opportunities that he may not get off the bench.
Kidd can start and still not play more than 20-25 minutes, even 15 in some situations. Kidd and Shump can guard SFs.... I mean better one of them than Copeland or Novak right? But Shumpert starting is a no brainer, hopefully he picks it up offensively
I don't see how you can keep throwing Melo out there at the 4 when we are getting killed at the boards. I know that he is the best when scoring from that position but it hurts us defensively and with regards to rebounds. If he is a superstar then he should be able to thrive at the 3 and that's where he should be. But if Stat plays the 4 then we still have the spacing issue.
M. Jordan is not walking through the front door bro
post a common sense post that makes me think, not one that makes me think you're the troll everyone else forces on me..
Do you actually think Melo at the 4 is the reason our boarding is suspect?
I like this as our first unit...
I hope Kidd gets less minutes on the floor so that he can rest, and that he's only on the floor when it's really necessary.
He and Felton are EXTREMELY valuable to this team's success. The only time they should "overplay" is during the playoffs.
When Ray is back hopefully we can win while giving Kidd a slew of 10-15 mpg outings.
The value of elite scoring ability, by Phil Jackson:
"This is a guy, we recognize his talent, and his skill is the kind of skill and talent that gets you through playoff games where things get sticky, grind-out, and basketball becomes a force game and suddenly you need to have a player who has the capabilities of scoring with someone hanging on them in a situation thatís critical. Heís one of those players, one of the few players who can do that.Ē