Monday, March 24, 2008

Needing more from Kidd

Jason Kidd realizes he needs to step up. The point guard isn’t going to make up Nowitzki’s offensive production alone – scoring isn’t one of Kidd’s strengths – but he can become more aggressive on the offensive end.

Kidd has scored just 15 in the last four games, an average of 3.75. Teams are daring Kidd on the perimeter and, so far, he has yet to make them pay consistently.

“They’re going to play me to shoot first,” Kidd said. “I have to be aggressive if they’re going to give me the shot. I’ve got to take it. I’ve got to stop thinking and relax.”

Kidd did take 10 shots Sunday against the Spurs, including five from beyond the arc. He made just three overall and one 3-pointer.

“He got a couple of good looks and unfortunately they just didn’t fall,” Avery Johnson said. “He’s got to continue to be aggressive and hopefully it will change. I think when you’ve been in the league as long as he has, his confidence is always going to be high.

“It’s a matter of getting in and getting a few more balls to fall, whether it’s some of his layups or some of his threes.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The truth is that Kidd is a VETERAN. As a veteran he needs to adapt to an existing basketball program and flourish or make those around him more productive. By doing so the Mavs can maintain their pursuit of the Western Conference playoffs and allow Dirk adequate time to recover PROPERLY. Bringing back Dirk early because Kidd cannot produce is a slap in the face to Mav Fans. It's time for Kidd to get his ducks in a row and begin to show his true knowledge of the Game.