It has been reported by Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN New York that Jason Kidd plans on returning for another season with the New York Knicks.
Key word: Plans.
The 40-year-old guard also said that he will have to “make a decision” about his future in the coming week, so he’s still undecided if he will return for his 20th NBA season. Speaking at a charity event in Manhattan, Kidd said he was using the next week to finalize his plans, “No. 1 I got to be honest with myself. I got to see if I can still mentally do the grind all over again, so we’ll see,” Kidd said. If he were to retire, the guard would be forgoing two years and $6.2 million left in his contract.
It was Kidd’s first time speaking to the media since the Knicks’ season ended 11 days ago when the Pacers knocked the Knicks out of the playoffs in the second round. Kidd played poorly in the playoffs, going scoreless in the last 10 games and played less than 12 minutes combined in the final two games.
Kidd is a nine-time All-Star and future Hall of Famer so his final performances will probably hold some weight in his decision. He showed flashes of youth and gave the Knicks some spark at times, but he also showed his age throughout the season and especially in the playoffs when the team needed him the most.