This isin't even close, the Raptors should just give the series to the Nets if they are going to keep TJ Ford in the lineup to guard Jason Kidd.
TJ Ford is as quick as lightning, and like Matt Gieger said yesterday on ESPN that he can brake his shadow's ankles he's so fast, but he's a toothpick. Jason Kidd's head weights more than Ford's whole body mass, and this leads to a mismatch.
The Raptors need someone else to guard Jason Kidd, someone who's bulk, quick, and tall enough to be able to guard him consistently because Kidd looked like a center posting up on TJ Ford numerous times.
Anthony Parker, Morris Peterson, Jose Calderon would be some good options to throw at Kidd, but then TJ Ford would be stuck having to defend a taller and stronger player opposed to Kidd.
TJ Ford should come off the bench to go up against Marcuss Williams. Even though Ford shot 11-22 for 27 points and 8 assist, he'd be more affected off the bench because that gives the Raptors more offense and energy off the bench.
Also, the Nets shot 52.6% from the field, you might want to guard the perimeter.
You suggest that we bench our 2nd best player on the team, and our best player from Game 3 because he has trouble guarding one of the best point guards in the game, it simply cannot happen.
The fact that you suggest that we switch Jose Calderon, an inferior defender to Ford, just discredits your point. The Ford vs Kidd matchup goes both ways, while Kidd can post up Ford at will and seemingly back him down, Kidd cannot guard or stop Ford's penetration, if the Raptors were winning, would you suggest that Kidd should be benched because he can't guard the speedy Ford? No, obviously you wouldn't, so it shouldn't go the other way.
Benching Ford would be completely retarded. He has been the Raps best player in the series. Kidd has been abusing Tj on offensive, but Tj has been abusing Kidd as well. You have to look at it both ways. Neither one can stop the other player. Ford is the only reason why game 1 was close and he was the only player that even showed up for game 3. Benching him would be the biggest mistake that the Raps could make.
YOGE, Tj is hesitant to take open jumpers because he isn't 100% confident that he wil make them. He doesn't have faith in his jumper all of the time. He knows that he is a very streaker shooter, so he tries to break down the D and get in the paint. I agree with that too. The Raps have enough people settling for perimeter jumpshots.
Best thing Ford can do is when Kidd backs him down in the post is to try to draw a charge or two. Use his quickness to get in a spot first. Half the time Kidd uses his forearm to push Ford and create space. That's the only option in the post.