Jason Kidd has been out of the lineup with back spasms since Nov. 25, but Mike Woodson says he has made progress.

“Well, he’s back out on the floor shooting a little bit, but when his return is expected, I don’t know at this point still,” said Woodson.

Kidd will be brought back slowly when he returns.

“Based on what the doctors tell me, we might have to monitor his minutes big time until he’s actually at full strength again. So we’ll just play it by ear and see what happens,” said Woodson.