NEW YORK (WFAN) – The Knicks have found a point guard.
Jason Kidd has shunned the Dallas Mavericks and instead has signed a three-year, $9 million deal with the New York Knicks. The New York Daily News has confirmed the agreement.
The deal would mark the end of a crazy week of free agency for Kidd, who was first linked to a package deal with All-Star guard Deron Williams to join the Brooklyn Nets and was then thought to be headed back to the Dallas Maverickson a 3-year deal reportedly worth $9 million.
Deals cannot be made official until the NBA’s 10-day free agent moratorium ends on July 11.
Kidd, 39, averaged 6.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 28.7 minutes per game for the Dallas Mavericks last season. Kidd spent 4-plus seasons with the Mavericks, winning his first and only NBA title in 2011. Kidd’s 18-year career has also included stops in Phoenix and New Jersey and 10 trips to the NBA All-Star Game.
Kidd expresses interest in collaborating with Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin next season at Madison Square Garden.
“That would be a lot of fun, to be able to help a young player like that,” Kidd told reporters in reference to Lin. “He has all the tools. We saw that before he got hurt. To help him understand it’s a long season, to pace yourself, and that he’s got to work extremely hard. Also, to share the things that help me be successful and help him be a better player.”
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