the nets have been getting off to slow starts this season; when they do get leads in the beginnings of games, they're incapable of holding them. often, kidd helps orchestrate an early lead, and then he and the starters rest. other team comes back within a few minutes.
if you have carter fresher and playing with that second unit, maybe he could help keep the pressure on the other team.
think of this as a Manu Ginobili Jason Terry to the bench kind of thing.
because Kidd's minutes are monitored and not allowed to spiral out of control, Kidd's rest patterns are very obvious.
moreover, Carter usually plays the entire first quarter and the first three minutes of the second before sitting.
with RJ alone on the floor with a bunch of backups and no competent backup PG right now, the offense gets lost, Nachbar can't hit a shot with defense in his face, none of the big men can do jack besides SWilliams...
they feel with Carter coming off the bench he can stay on thecourt during those stretches to combat falling into a hole because of terrible offense
plus this might lead to a motivated Carter. A motivated Carter is the worst thing that can happen to the opposing team. Say what you want about him, he has the potential to easily dominate games and win them for you too. But you need a motivated Carter for that...a motivated Carter drives in, goes for dunks and doesn't settle for jumpers.