In an interesting development late this afternoon, Jason Kidd has turned his back on his old pals the Dallas Mavericks and joined the New York Knicks. The thirty-nine year old point guard has opted to finish his career with the Knickerbockers and has verbally agreed to a three-year deal. He will be a nice addition for the cash strapped and at the moment point guard-less Knicks who are facing the possibility of losing Jeremy Lin.
Lin has reportedly agreed to terms with the Rockets for a four-year deal worth almost $40 million all together. The Knicks will have three days to match this offer from Houston and if they do not Lin will be locked up with Houston. The Rockets have backloaded the offer which causes the Knicks to pay a luxury tax at the end of the deal. This could be a costly deal for the Knicks despite the fact that they may gain Lin. I guess we will just have to wait and see.