Originally Posted by ClutchOver9000
When it comes to older vets, it isn't always about statistical production.
Look at someone like Kidd. Making timely shots, getting crucial steals, knowing when to run and when to pace the offense, defensive stops, getting teammates the right looks etc.
Great players despite their age usually find ways to impact games to the benefit of their teams. Especially those that don't rely too much on athleticism.
Billups is essentially a coach on the floor for the Clippers if I'm not mistaken.
Jason Kidd is still a great defender and is not coming off ACHILLES surgery.