Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
If you had just traded for a couple of new players for your 2009-10 NBA championship run and needed to help them assimilate into your offense, you couldn't find a better point guard than Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd.
Ok, maybe Chris Paul or Steve Nash, but neither is available and for that matter neither is currently on the court due to injuries.
Meanwhile in Dallas, where General Manager Donn Nelson brought in forward Caron Butler and center Brendan Haywood, he is fortunate enough to have Kidd to help ease them into the Mavericks game plan.
Kidd had a fantastic week too.
Dallas has won their last four games and Kidd filled the stats sheet like only he can. Over those four wins, Kidd averaged 14.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 9.0 apg and 3.5 spg while still melding Butler (14.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.5 apg) and Haywood (12.3 ppg, 23.3 rpg, 1.8 apg, 2.8 bpg) into a brand new offense.
Kidd will be 37-years-old next month and in his 16th NBA season, but he's still a valuable fantasy property. No, he doesn't score like he did back in 2002-03 (averaged 18.7 ppg that season), but he is an asset in every fantasy category, shooting 43.5% from the field, 42% from three-point range and 80.6% from the line.
If he is on your roster, just keep putting him in your lineup every day. He's played 80-or-more games in each of the last four seasons and has played 56 of 57 contests so far this year.
If you are playing against him, just appreciate what he brings to the table and don't forget to write Kidd's name down next year when the third round of your draft comes along and you don't know who to select (2009-10 ADP 23).
|Jason Kidd NBA Statistics|
|Career|| PPG|| RPG|| APG|| SPG|| BPG|| FG% ||3PT%|| FT%|
|2009-10|| 9.7|| 5.2|| 9.2|| 1.9|| 0.6|| 43.5|| 42.0|| 80.6|
|16-Year Career|| 13.6|| 6.6|| 9.2|| 2.0|| 0.3|| 40.3|| 34.6|| 78.2|