Jason Kidd: Playing for the Nets Again a Possibility

by February 29, 2012
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Jason Kidd has repeatedly joked (we think) about wanting to become Deron Williams’ backup, and even though he continues to openly recruit the Nets’ star point guard to Dallas, Kidd says that he could end up playing in Brooklyn next season. From the NY Daily News: “Jason Kidd finally got his ring elsewhere, after a ‘migraine’ and years of listening to Bruce Ratner’s lip service to an on-again, off-again project in Brooklyn. But with the Barclays Center nearly finished, Kidd said a final hurrah with the Nets is still a possibility if he doesn’t retire after this season — particularly if it means he’ll back up Deron Williams. ‘You can’t rule that out. You have to see what happens,’ said Kidd, who like Williams is slated to become a free agent this summer. ‘First I want to make sure I want to continue playing. But we’ll see what happens here in Dallas. I wouldn’t mind staying here in Dallas if that opportunity presents itself. But if Brooklyn presents itself, we’ll see.’ In an interview with the Daily News before the Nets 93-92 victory in Dallas, Kidd indicated his Hall of Fame career could end sooner than he expected. Although he has a target date in mind — about two years from now — retirement, or at least a reduced role, was clearly on his mind.”