And aside from those 3, they weren't much. Kittles was inconsistent at best. The pretty much had no outside shooting and no bench.
Big Todd, Harris, Kittles, KVH, along with the big three is a solid seven. They played Aaron Williams a bit too. Certainly nothing great, but compared to the teams they took out in the playoffs... it stacks up well.
For example those Celtic teams had a core seven of:
Rodney Rogers (a year later went to the Nets)
If Kidd were on these Suns, he'd have a ring right now. Why? Because the way they spread the floor would make it so easy for him to get in the lane and hit layups and he's become a pretty decent 3pt shooter. I think that offense would raise his fg% to 44-46% His passing and vision is slightly better than Nash's. PLUS...his rebounding would be enough to make them an actually good rebounding club. PLUS... he can make any team atleast a pretty good defensive team. Im not sure that he couldn't take KT/Amare (he can atleast block some shots)/Marion/Bell into a very good defensive club. They wouldn't have to rely on punk ass doubling schemes to make up for Nash as much.
Before I say anything I believe Nash is a better passer than Kidd. We'll have to agree to disagree there.
As for Jason Kidd' rebounding ability making them a better rebounding team. Kidd isn't as good a rebounder as his numbers suggest. I've watched the Nets in these playoffs and I found that the blocking out scheme is designed for Kidd to grab the rebound to start the fast break.
His defensive capabilitys are that of reputation as far as I'm concerned. He has difficulty with quick guards, as he can't stay in front of them. And with todays rules in effect he can't use his bulk to bully smaller guys around.
Defensive players for the Suns are far less valuable to them because of their style. They want to outscore you... not stop you. Jason Kidd' edge in defense wouldn't make as much difference as you seem to wanna believe.
Nash on the Nets would be the same club offensively (maybe a few points better, as they don't have the personnel to make Nash such an efficient scorer) and a bad defensive team. And terrible rebounding club. Maybe not playoff bound
Same club offensivly? We're talking about replacing a guy who can't shoot consistently or run the pick and roll effectivly with the most dominant PG the league has to offer!
Of course they would be better offensivly. A lot better.
I want to comment on the Kidd/Suns combination a bit farther. From watching the Suns extensivly over the past few years their offense is based on the pick&roll 80% to 85% of the time down the floor. With Jason Kidd you don't have the flexability of saying to the other team "pick your poison."
No way the Suns score 110 a game with a PG who can't run the pick and roll effectivly in a system were that part of the game is so important to their success.