Thursday, July 2nd, 2009 at 10:30 am  |  19 responses

The Battle for Jason Kidd’s Services

Dallas and New York are both reportedly waiting to see which of their respective three-year deals Jason (who’s 36 years old) will accept: “Kidd met for more than two hours with coach Mike D’Antoni and team president Donnie Walsh yesterday at the Garden, but they remain heavy underdogs. Dallas owner Mark Cuban already is in negotiations with Kidd on a three-year deal reportedly worth $25 million…The Kidd situation is bleak. Kidd received an inscribed Knick jersey on his visit and was shown renovation plans. D’Antoni said he had ‘no idea’ what Kidd will do, but said he has ‘two, three years left in him. He’s one of the best point guard around.’ Meanwhile, Cuban told the Dallas Morning News, ‘It’s up to Jason to work out the details, but I’m very optimistic.’”

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  • niQ

    just send him to cavs.

  • http://www.nba.com JE

    I’d rather the Knicks get Nash, but whatever.

  • nicko

    trade for shaq!

  • riggs

    i want a nash and mike reunion :(

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    sign with knicks. lebron will be there next year. giggidy.

  • bigjos3

    Send him to Spain, the real madrid is ready to pay him a lot like soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo !!

  • trick..

    not like the fake madrid then

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    I would give TJ Kidd 25M before Jason.

  • http://slamonline.com Brad Long

    Have either of these teams seen him play defense the past two years? Oh wait, were talking about the Mavs and the Knicks. Nevermind.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    In 3 years Jason Kidd won’t have any knees.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The Knicks need a young point guard… Or bait for LeBron to come. If Kidd can be the latter, come on down! Or up, since New Yawk is in the North.
    But seriously, the Knicks couldn’t have made a trade for Johnny Flynn? Or Stephen Curry?

  • eugene

    This dosent make sense for the knicks they need to get younger for 2010 (even though they wont get LBJ) they should try and get Rajon Rando, his days in Boston are numbered anyway.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    I agree Eugene, the Knicks should make a run at Rondo. But I disagree with you on this: LeBron is a Knickerbocker in waiting.

  • http://www.anwilson.blogspot.com rainman10

    Teddy–How could the Knicks get s curry if the warriors wouldn’t even send him in a package for Amare? I would say anything more than 7 mil a year is too much for Kidd.

  • seven deuce

    JKidd is one of the few players at his age that is just as valuable to his teammates off the court as he is on it. His IQ is off the charts, every team he joins jells quickly and most players look and play better. Sure he’s lost a couple steps, but he can at least show young players how the game is supposed to be played.

  • bashmo

    i dont know if LBJ will go for New York next summer, because even with the addition of JKidd or Steve Nash, its gonna be hard to make a run for a ring with Orlando, LA, etc. I.e) IF LBJ doesnt manage to win the championship this coming season, he will take the best offer from a CHAMPIONSHIP CONTENDING team. And TBH, I dont see New York to be a champ-contending team by the end of next summer…definitely not.

  • T-Money

    @ bashmo: Ummm no, he’s going to want to lead the Knicks to a title. Do you see LeBron James jumping ship to the LA Lakers because he wants to win a ring? NO, because they have Kobe. And Gasol.
    LeBron wants to be the top dog on a playoff team (rightfully so). The Knicks are landing 2 big names next summer, two of which have the chance of being Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. I’d say that’s pretty close to a championship squad, wouldn’t you?

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    jason kidd should go to the blazers.

  • chintao

    I would rather that the Knicks get a collective, contagious, and very public venereal disease than get Jason Kidd. It would be far less shameful. Also, Eugene is right. Since the Knicks did not draft a point guard, they should be exploring the Rondo option.