Kidd replaced by White in Knicks starting lineup
WASHINGTON (AP) - Jason Kidd is out of the New York Knicks' starting lineup against the Washington Wizards.
Kidd is being replaced by James White on Friday night, alongside starters Carmelo Anthony, Raymond Felton, Tyson Chandler and Iman Shumpert.
Kidd, who turns 40 later this month, had started 48 of the other 49 games he appeared in this season for New York.
But Knicks coach Mike Woodson says he's making the move to get Kidd more chances "to run our team'' with the second unit, rather than needing to share the ball with Felton on the first unit.
Kidd is averaging 6.8 points and 3.5 assists in 27.5 minutes this season.
It's the seventh start of the season for White, who has been averaging 1.7 points and 0.3 assists in only 6.5 minutes.