Sometimes picking fantasy isn't all about the numbers. You forget about the splits and averages and trends and totals and just go with your gut.
That's what we're doing today.
If you go by the regular season numbers, Josh Howard is a better PRA man than Jason Kidd (29.1 to 28.4).
If you go by the postseason numbers, Josh Howard is a better PRA man than Jason Kidd, too (20.8 to 20.6).
So why take Kidd instead of Howard? Because sometimes you just gotta go for the intangibles.
Kidd was brought to Dallas with the challenge of getting the Mavericks back to the brink of a championship, a level they occupied just two seasons ago. On Tuesday, with the Mavs down 3-1 in the series on the brink of elimination, that challenge becomes a burden.
And Kidd better be ready to bear it. After racking up just three points, four rebounds and three assists before getting ejected from Game 4, J-Kidd has a lot to prove.
He is considered the best point guard of the last decade, but he's allowing his predecessor, Chris Paul, steal the torch from him before he's ready to ceremoniously pass it on.
There's more in store for Kidd. There has to be. He's a guy who led a Nets team with far less talent than his current Cubanites to the NBA Finals. All we're asking for is a Game 5 win.
Strike that, all we're asking for is a Game 5 showing by Kidd worthy of his legacy.
Something in our gut tells us he'll deliver.