Unrestricted Free Agent, Jason Kidd, joined the Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York Radio this afternoon, and after praising Jeremy Lin earlier this week, Kidd reinforced it when he noted he would be a great fit as Jeremy Lin’s back-up point guard.
Are you playing for the Nets or the Knicks next year?
[laughs] I don’t know, I wouldn’t mind either one. They both have great situations, so I wouldn’t rule those two out.
Is it a sorted deal where you want to play on a team that has a chance to win- because let’s be honest, both those teams probably don’t have a chance to win next season:
No, winning comes in different stages. I had the opportunity to play for the Nets and no one thought we would ever achieve what we did as a team, so you can never rule out the possibility of getting to the Finals. If I am backing up Deron, or Jeremy Lin, or Steve Nash somewhere, that fits me perfectly.
What do you think of Jeremy Lin?
I think he had a great run until he got hurt, but I think he has all of the tools to be a legitimate point guard in this league.
Now you just peaked my interest, backing up Steve Nash, where would that happen?
Well, I’m just saying [laughs], he’s not as old as me but he could start 41 games and I could start the other 41.
Does money have anything to do with it, or have you made your money and you just want to be comfortable somewhere?
I just want to help a team win, so money is very fortunate, the game has been great to me. Wherever I can help a team get to the next level, that’s what I want to do.
You know that Knick fans and Net fans are going to be drooling now, you’re teasing them:
I’m not teasing them, I’m trying to be as honest as possible. You look at the Knicks, they have a great guy young group. They have a guy over there that I played with and won a championship with, so Tyson is great, so I wouldn’t mind seeing him and helping those guys win, we’ll see what happens come July 1.