GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Jason Kidd is already talking about how he’ll mentor Jeremy Lin even as the New York Knicks aren’t ready to formally announce the young point guard will be returning.
The Knicks introduced two signees Thursday: Kidd and Marcus Camby. A day after coach Mike Woodson reiterated that Lin “absolutely” would be back, general manager Glen Grunwald said New York had yet to receive the Houston Rockets’ offer sheet agreed to by the restricted free agent. Grunwald says the Knicks want to keep Lin but “now is not the time” for official declarations.
The 39-year-old Kidd plans to tutor Lin at point guard and is comfortable coming off the bench. The biggest lesson Kidd hopes to impart: Don’t play in “fifth gear” all the time, to stay fresh late in games and the season.