NEW YORK (AP) — Multiple reports say point guard Jason Kidd will leave the Dallas Mavericks and sign with the New York Knicks.
Kidd, second on the career assists list, could rotate in New York with Jeremy Lin, or inherit the role full time if the Knicks decline to match an offer the Houston Rockets made to Lin, a restricted free agent.
It was believed Kidd would return to the Mavericks, especially after they missed out on Deron Williams. But ESPN.com reported Thursday that anonymous sources said that Kidd had decided instead to join the Knicks for a three-year deal worth about $9 million.
The Knicks have been seeking veteran point guard help but lost out on Steve Nash when Phoenix traded him to the Lakers.
Deals cannot be signed until July 11.
The Knicks didn’t comment on the report and calls to Kidd’s agent were not returned.