Jason Kidd out tonight with back spasms

The New York Knicks announced that starting guard and ex-Nets point guard Jason Kidd, fighting back spasms, will not play in tonight’s game. Kidd did not “make the trip,” according to the team. The Knicks played the Pistons at home in Manhattan last night. The Knicks will start Kurt Thomas in his place, moving Carmelo Anthony to a more traditional small forward spot in the starting lineup.

The Nets are healthy and will start their usual five.