Report: Dallas Mavericks pursuing Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin
Mark Cuban and his Dallas Mavericks are pursuing free agents Steve Nash and Jeremy Lin now that his team lost the Deron Williams sweepstakes to Jay-Z and the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein in a report from ESPN Dallas:
The Dallas Mavericks’ point guard priorities are now shifting to 39-year-old and former Mav Steve Nash and one-time Mavs Summer League hand Jeremy Lin, sources told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
Sources say the Mavs will pursue Nash and the New York Knicks’ Lin, who is a restricted free agent. As such, the Knicks can match any offer made to Lin.
Nash is only a year younger than Kidd and can still be among the best starting point guards in the league. It’s unclear whether Kidd will stay in Dallas as a back-up or look elsewhere, perhaps to Brooklyn to be with his old franchise in a new city. The report also noted that Ric Bucher of ESPN The Magazine was told by a source that Kidd is deciding between staying in Dallas and moving to New York to play for the Knicks.