Kidd has already missed four games this year with a lower back injury, and in that time the Mavericks have gone 4-0. However, Kidd is just one of many Mavericks who have missed time this year. Currently, starting guard Delonte West is out with a hamstring injury and starting forward Dirk Nowitzki has missed the past four games trying to regain his stamina and recover from a knee injury.
This is the second injury that Kidd has suffered this year. On Jan. 6 against the San Antonio Spurs, Kidd left that game with an injured lower back and ended up missing four games due to that injury.
The Mavericks are already missing Dirk Nowitzki who is out trying to regain his stamina and Delonte West who sitting out tonight's game with a hamstring injury. So far tonight the Mavericks have not needed those players as they are leading the Jazz 58-50 at the half.