Originally Posted by -Slap-
This guy has had at least three coaches run off: Lou Campanelli at Cal, Dick Motta in Dallas and Byron Scott in New Jersey. Not sure if he had anything to do with Danny Ainge's ouster in Phoenix, but I can't really blame him if he did.
He has a lifetime shooting percentage of .403 and he's the wrong side of 30. What's the attraction?
He even looks like he's scheming on somebody in his website banner. Watch your back, Bzdelik.
Bzdelik is already walking the green mile. Kidd or no Kidd, if he makes it to the end of this season I'll be surprised.
I'll take Kidd because he'll play the type of game that Kiki & his "consultant" Doug Moe have been trying to install since they arrived, the running, up tempo game. Miller is somehow incapable of playing this style consistantly and it appears to me for no other reason than sheer laziness. While there are valid criticisms of Kidd to be made, laziness isn't one of them.
He walks the ball up the court even when Bzdelik is screaming at him to push it, he sucks at making entry passes to the low post (you can actually see 'Melo get frustrated when he battles for post position only to see Miller wait too long to make the pass and the defender ends up fronting him, Miller then passes it somewhere else on the perimeter) and he can't hit anything outside of 15 feet (he still shoots a f'n set shot, I thought that went out with bell bottoms).
Hell, I'd be in favor of offering up Miller for some 2 guard help and promoting Boykins to starting at the 1. Of course this situation could be viable had the Nuggets held on to Jameer Nelson when they picked him (I'm still not thrilled about that move), but what's done is done.
If Kidd isn't healthy then all of this is null and void. But I'll take my chances with him over what looks to be an uninspired player like Miller.