Let me explain Mavs fans, Kidd has not played up to his potential so far this season. His numbers have been so horrific that it literally hurts to watch him run the point. January has not been kind to Kidd who is averaging a staggering two points a game while shooting 19% from the floor this month. He has made only four baskets inside the three-point line. Kidd used to be successful when he would shoot from the top of the key and he even worked with Dirk last season on improving his shooting from downtown. Kidd was shooting just under 40% from three during the postseason last year, hitting nearly three a game. How far has he fallen since then? This season, he looks like a different person shooting the ball. Dallas has had success this season going 4-0 without Kidd, including a win over the Boston Celtics in Boston.
Maybe it is time to start giving Rodrigue Beaubois more playing time along side Delonte West and Jason Terry with Vince Carter out. If Beaubois really is the future when Kidd retires, it wouldn’t hurt to start giving him more playing time until Kidd gets his shot back. Questions about Beaubois’s toughness were answered last night against the Suns, when he took a hard foul from Sebastian Telfair, which resulted in Telfair being ejected. Beaubois was able to get right up without reacting, which I am sure Coach Carlisle liked to see. He has been limited after an exciting rookie year due to a broken foot and in result had to miss most of last season. Beaubois just needs to mature as a player and the only way he can is to get more playing time.
It is time to bench Kidd and see what the young and talented Beaubois is capable of.
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Written by Max Barton
Current student at the University of Oklahoma, my passion is sports and trying to make that passion my profession.