Jason Kidd jumps ship, joins Knicks

About 17 hours ago, Steve Nash terrific on its way to join Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, Jason Kidd said the development agreement with Mark Cuban, to finish his career with the Dallas Mavericks.

Suddenly a terrible season Mavs on the verge of total collapse and humiliation, the script is so far from the excitement a few days ago, and the pursuit of Deron Williams. For several days, waiting patiently for a superstar Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Terry lost, missed Williams and Nash, and now watching his good friend Kidd opposite field three-year Mavs, $ 9 million offer, which seemed good to go.

Kidd is off to the Big Apple to join the New York Knicks.

Since the grabbed a plan to repay Nash Nicks ", their push for Kidd had to be tough, and it seems they are convinced that 39-year-old point guard to become a captain of a stubborn non-conformity, dysfunctional, but a very talented basketball team.

In terms of loyalty and convenience, re-raise with the Mavs sense. Cuban got Kidd from New Jersey in 2008 and in the end he won the championship. By the way, he became dear friends with Nowitzki, who is on tour in Europe, but at this point it may seem that he is trapped on the island.

In terms of competition, Kidd staying in Dallas with a lot of sense lures Knicks.

Here's what Kidd had to touch: Re familiar with Dallas and trimmed the list, which now includes only Dirk, Shawn Marion, Brendan Haywood and spare parts Rodrigue Beaubois and Dominique Jones in 2011 the team name, or finish his career at Madison Square Garden, the creation Former teammate Tyson Chandler Mavs, Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire.

There's also an opportunity to mentor Jeremy Lin, a fellow Bay Area native. Houston Rockets did Lin backloaded proposal, according to reports, but the Knicks will have the opportunity to compare and there is every reason to believe that they will be.

Imagine a legend Kidd, if he can create harmony in the garden and put the Knicks in the Eastern Conference finals during the game just a subway ride from a friend Deron Williams in Brooklyn.

For the Mavs, the shock is the off-season deepens. With Kidd out of the picture, they are again reduced to seven players under contract (plus three draft picks), but not a playmaker. Free agents Williams, Nash and Goran Dragic left. Kyle Lowry was traded to Toronto. Lin, a restricted free agent and the target Mavs, will almost certainly be retained in the Knicks.

On Wednesday, Kidd talked about why Williams chose Brooklyn over Dallas. Kidd sounded confident in his return to the big D.

"Yes, I have always loved to play with Dallas, and I would like to finish my career there," he said. "It's just a matter of whether we can get a deal with Cuba, which he feels is right."

One of them was thought to do. Now Kidd is on his way to New York where he was wounded on Mavs can only guess.

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