Kidd imparts smarts to Knicks

He may not fill a stat sheet anymore, but veteran's value can't be ignored

Updated: December 25, 2012, 7:30 PM ET
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com

His team was down five early in the fourth quarter of a recent game against the Denver Nuggets, so Mike Woodson's first thought, naturally, was to put the ball in Carmelo Anthony's hands.

But Anthony, the NBA's second-leading scorer, had a different idea.

"I wanted to go through Jason," Anthony said.

And a funny thing happened on the way to another New York Knicks win at the Garden. Jason Kidd turned back the clock, handing out six assists to go with four points, ...

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