Jason Kidd Could Follow Deron As Backup

NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Brooklyn Nets and Dallas Mavericks are the two finalists in the ‘Deron Williams sweepstakes.’  Whoever is able to sign Williams may also land Jason Kidd in a package deal.

Williams and Kidd have expressed a desire to play together in 2012-13 and posted a message on Twitter hinting that they may be teaming up with the Nets.

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@Deron Williams tweeted Thursday: “Just finished playing East Hampton Golf Club w/ @RealJasonKidd let the speculation begin?????”

Dallas and Brooklyn are the only two franchises that Williams has considered.  Williams is a Dallas-area native, but the Mavericks can only offer him a maximum four-year deal.

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The Nets are able to offer Williams a five-year contract, while all other suitors are limited to four-year deals.

Kidd previously played 7 seasons with the Nets before he was traded to the Mavericks in February 2008.  The enthusiasm of playing in the brand-new Barclays Center might swing the Nets ahead of the Mavericks in the running for Williams and Kidd.

Both star point guards might be calling the Barclays Center their new home when the 2012-13 NBA season tips off.

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Who has the edge to sign Deron and Kidd?  Nets or Mavs?  Share your thoughts below…