Coach Woodson Still Confident in Jason Kidd
Mike Woodson still has confidence in Jason Kidd.
Just not enough confidence to guarantee the slumping veteran more minutes in Game 6.
Woodson played Kidd just five minutes in the Knicks’ Game 5 win over Indiana. Kidd did not play in the second half.
Neither did Amar’e Stoudemire, who played just seven first-half minutes in Game 5.
When asked on a conference call if he planned to change his lineup for Game 6 to give Kidd and Stoudemire more minutes, Woodson was noncommittal.
But he hinted that he’d be sticking with what worked in Game 5 — which probably means Kidd and Stoudemire will get minimal playing time.
“Those two guys have just got to be ready to play. At this point, it’s about winning. We played a different rotation last night, it worked. We’ll look at that rotation again,” Woodson said.