Thursday, July 5th, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  4 responses

Dallas Mavericks Working on a Deal for Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks are working to finalize a deal for the 18-year NBA veteran point guard. From the Dallas Morning News: “Kidd finished a three-year deal worth $25 million after this past season and is an unrestricted free agent. There had been speculation that he would follow Deron Williams wherever he ended up. But when Williams chose the Brooklyn Nets over the Mavericks, that apparently nixed the idea of Kidd joining him in a package deal. Kidd has made it clear that he hopes to take on a different role as he prepares for his 19th season in the NBA, one that will take him beyond his 40th birthday. He is hoping to become about a 25-minute player per game with the emphasis on closing games, not starting them. [...] It’s not known how much Kidd would earn, but it likely would be at a reduced salary from last year’s $8.5 million. It’s also possible he could receive an option year beyond next season, one that would not significantly impact the Mavericks’ financial situation.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com raylan

    Is dallas tanking? who they got left

  • LA Huey

    Deron aint coming. Nash went to LA. Time for Plan C.

  • rubs93

    Cuban going to buy time for next year’s CP3 pitch to Dallas

  • Donald A. Jones

    I like the idea of Jason Kidd finishing out his career with the Dallas Mavericks. Who better than the future hall of famer to help you get the next future PG for the Mavericks ready for a rebulding Dallas Mavericks. Limiting his minutes will give him the phsical energy to close out games. His mind and insticts are as strong as ever. Now that The Deron William saga is over, we can get on with it. And Who could blame Williams. New York is an awesome city, if I had millions I would not have hesitate to live in the City myself.