Found July 07, 2012 on
Jason Kidd is not quite the player he once was.
His quickness and defensive ability are gone. His willingness to run a fast break-style of offense is fading. Kidd is hardly a point guard savant like he was in his prime years with Phoenix and New Jersey.
Yet, something about Kidd joining the Knicks feels very very right. Like it is the absolute right move for a New York team that does not seem to have direction outside of two high-priced, superstar players who demand the ball in their hands and a defensive ace.
Kidd is not like any of those players. While his age and his defensive liabilities may make many pause when they think about this move -- Kidd has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal -- a point guard like Jason Kidd might be exactly what New York needs.
More than anything, he is a team-first guy with the ball in his hands. He will create and manage the offense for others. This might be the glue that holds the Amar'e Stoudemire/Carmelo Anthony experiment ...
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When making a decision whether or not to return to the Mavs, Jason Kidd reported that a conversation with his friend and former teammate ultimately helped make the call.
Jason Kidd has spent the past four-plus seasons in Dallas, and it doesn't look like he's going anywhere any time soon. Kidd is closing in on a multiyear contract with the Mavericks, according to ESPN.com. Kidd, of course, started his career in Dallas in 1994, and then enjoyed stints in Phoenix and New Jersey before being sent back to Dallas in 2008. The 10-time All-Star averaged...
On Wednesday night, Jason Kidd was reportedly close to finalizing a deal to remain in Dallas for a few more seasons. But by Thursday afternoon, things had changed. Kidd has agreed to join the New York Knicks, according to a report by ESPN. The specifics of the deal have yet to be released, but it's likely that the money will be worth more than the reported three-years, $9 million...
I’m not sure who is worse off after this move – fans of the Dallas Mavericks of fans of the New York Knicks?
Are the Knicks really better after signing an ancient point guard? It also sounds like they’re going to pay big money to keep Jeremy Lin. He’s a good player but will he be worth the salary? The Knicks are still a mess.
Meanwhile, the Dallas Mavericks that won a title...
Early Thursday it was reported that vet Jason Kidd was close to a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, but apparently Kidd had a sudden change of heart and has decided to sign with the New York Knicks. The Mavs have had a rough off-season so far, not only losing out in [...]
The crazy offseason in the NBA continues as Jason Kidd signs on to play with the New York Knicks. This really came out of nowhere as everyone expected Kidd to resign with the Dallas Mavericks.
Kidd is 39 years old but just like Steve Nash he still has a lot left in the tank. Reports are that Kidd signed for 3 years about worth a total of 9 million. I am not sure that...
Taking his Talents to Broadway!
Vet Jason Kidd reportedly is close to a three-year, $9 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein. The Mavs were interested in fellow free agent point guards Deron Williams and Steve Nash but fell short in their pursuit as Williams re-signed with the Nets Tuesday and Nash landed with the Lakers [...]
Now that Steve Nash and Deron Williams have made their decisions, it’s rumored that Jason Kidd will too and this time he may just stay with the Mavericks per ESPN. Jason Kidd appears prepared to end his career where he started it — with the Dallas Mavericks. The 39-year-old is closing in on a [...]
The Lakers get Steve Nash and the Knicks end up securing a multi-year deal with Jason Kidd. Kidd has decided to leave the Dallas Mavericks – that drafted him and where he finally won an NBA ring – and join the Knicks. The deal he was close to signing with the Mavericks was allegedly for [...]
The Mavs have a well-earned reputation for pulling off transaction magic. But now their own 'first-dibs' free agent Jason Kidd is changing gears and leaving town. In truth, the Mavs keep trying to pull a rabbit out of their hat but instead continually end up with a handful of rabbit droppings.
(Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) This has turned into a nightmare. Things have gotten so bad in Dallas that less than 24 hours ago, a Mavericks stalwart, 39-year-old Jason Kidd, turned down a 3-year, $9 million deal to go to New York. That wouldn’t be too terrible, if it wasn’t for one thing: He left [...]