One of the more interesting NBA rumors of the day appears to have some serious steam, as buzz around the Internet suggests Jason Kidd will sign a three-year deal with the New York Knicks rather than with the Dallas Mavericks as previously believed.
Marc Stein, a well-respected NBA journalist, just tweeted the following:
It’s a surprising turn of events for the Mavericks, who have largely failed to improve a team on its last leg during this month’s free agent sweepstakes.
Deron Williams, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard were all rumored to at one time or another to be in Mark Cuban’s immediate roster plans, none of whom have signed with Dallas. Williams has returned to the Brooklyn Nets for the 2012 campaign, and Steve Nash shocked the basketball world by signing a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers yesterday evening.
When the Kidd deal is finalized, the Mavericks will be in desperation mode to find a point guard given Jason Terry‘s departure to the Boston Celtics.
Could it be possible that the Mavericks turn to current Knicks point Jeremy Lin who once played for them in summer league action? Or, could current Los Angeles Lakers reserve Ramon Sessions be a possible option?
It’s hard to say really, but one thing is perfectly clear, Mark Cuban had best be on the phones as we speak.
The 2012-2013 season is far away from tipping off but things are already looking bleak for the 2011 NBA champs.
Kris Hughes is the College Football Network Manager for Rant Sports and a member of the Football Writers Association of America.
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