I disagree with a lot of these posts that Kidd plays at a high level.
Many minutes he camps at the top of the key or becomes a supporting PG in case his teammates get in trouble.
This is smart basketball , but it takes (or saves) him from constantly making plays for his teammates.
If you didn't notice , the majority of the PG drives to the rake or opening passing lanes in the finals was done by JJ.
Kidd , spent more time throwing up open 3's than doing per say PG duties of driving and dishing.
If he was smart , he would of retired when he was on top , now he'll play a year , and the facts will set in , no matter how much water he drinks , his legs has ton's of miles on him.
A one year hurray tour is all , but that.
Originally Posted by DCL
the thing with old age is that players don't decline gradually.
their game production sorta just nose-dive suddenly one day. it can happen so fast when they can't fight off an injury anymore like when they were younger.
not saying he definitely won't make it, but odds are against him, especially at his position to have that much longetivity. and sometimes it's out of his hands. doubt he will be lazy at all, but injuries can come in as bad luck anytime at his phase.
This is called dead legs .