Posted July 05, 2012

Report: Jason Kidd to stay in Dallas for three years, $9 million

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All signs point to Jason Kidd closing his career with the team that drafted him 18 years ago.

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the 39-year-old point guard has signed a three-year deal that will likely keep him with the Mavericks until he ends his Hall of Fame career.

As originally reported by ESPNDallas.com’s Jeff Caplan, Kidd had interest in the Brooklyn Nets, but when Deron Williams chose to stay with the team, those talks ended. He narrowed his list to the New York Knicks and Mavericks before choosing to rejoin the 2011 NBA champions.

“I’ve always loved playing with Dallas and I’d love to finish my career there,” Kidd said Wednesday.

Not signing Kidd is yet another miss for the Knicks, who also couldn’t snag two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash from Phoenix. Now all eyes are on Jeremy Lin, who received an offer sheet from the Houston Rockets on Wednesday evening.

According to HoopsWorld.com’s Alex Kennedy, New York will do all it can to keep Lin in a Knicks uniform.