Kidd crunch time options
With one possession and time running out on the clock, who do you want taking the game winning-shot?
1. Deron Williams
2. Joe Johnson
3. Paul Pierce
4. Kevin Garnett
5. Jason Terry
As a Nets fan all of those are great options to have when the game is on the line, but I'm rolling with Joe Johnson everytime. I think he's the best person for the team to have the ball in his hands at the key in an iso situation, because the outcome will more than likely be good everytime.
Hes going to suit up and take it himself
paul pierce in the elbow... money every time
You can't really go too wrong with any of those 5 (Brook Lopez excluded for some reason) but I would go with JJ or Pierce since they have both proven time and time again they're clutch.
did u see this question off of the Nets Facebook page ? And I think it should be Paul Pierce, he has won at the biggest stage and in the playoffs several times.
PP seems the logical guy although the ball will be with D-Will from the restart we assume so could he be an option?
I depends how the play unfolds and who is open.. as it should with any team in that situation.
Being that he's one of the greatest passing point guards of all time, I'd think Kidd would want them to run the offense instead of playing hero ball.
So the guy he'd want taking the last shot is whoever has the best shot.
One would want them to actually run a play and that makes me think it starts in DWill's hands. But there is a scenario when Hero Ball is the right solution. With game tied and you have the ball with less than 24 left on the clock, you want to get a good shot, but you also want to make sure you use every last second so the other team doesn't get a shot. The only real way to make sure your play ends only at the last second is to run an ISO and generally one that ends with a pull up jumper. JJ and PP (that sounds a little dirty) are both good at that with PP being hall of fame caliber and JJ only being good (though he was ridiculous last season in 8 or 9 last second shots he took in the regular season). Pierce is just better than Joe J. He was better in his prime and he is better now as they both wind down. But both are good options because they can handle the ball, muscle the defender and then elevate anywhere from 10 feet to 20 feet out and have a decent shot at hitting the J.
Not a bad problem to have.
I'd probably choose between Pierce and Johnson, depending on the matchups. If LeBron is guarding Pierce, I'm going with Johnson and vice-versa.