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Jason Kidd's minutes key for Mavericks

Dallas needs veteran point guard charged and ready for shot at repeating title run

Updated: February 13, 2012, 9:36 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- All due respect to Tyson Chandler, but a full tank of gas for Jason Kidd might have been the most important addition for the Dallas Mavericks' championship run.

Kidd entered the previous postseason on empty, a major factor in the Mavs' continuing their maddening trend of one-and-done playoff appearances. He was rested and ready to roll at the end of the regular season a year ago, and the Mavs made remarkably quick work of the Western Conference bracket and offseason champion Miami ...

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