NBA Rumors: Possible Destinations for Future Hall of Famer Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd has accomplished a lot in his 18-year stay in the NBA, but now the free agent must decide where he will continue his illustrious career.
According to Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Kidd is considering multiple options ahead of next year, including the Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets and a return to the Dallas Mavericks.
The key for the veteran point guard is winning, no matter where he goes.
Kidd says he would like to return to the Mavericks, even if it is on a one-year deal, but he acknowledged that he will likely no longer be a starter. He told the press that, "his days of playing 38 minutes are over."
One key person that could affect Kidd in free agency is Nets point guard Deron Williams.
Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News has reported that Williams "is the key" to Kidd signing with Brooklyn. He says the two point guards have the same agent and have become close since their time playing together on the 2008 Olympic team.
The interesting factor is that Williams could also sign with Dallas this offseason. If that is the case, do not be surprised to see Kidd once again agree to be the backup for the All-Star.
If Williams and Kidd do not play together, look for the Bulls to be another option for the veteran.
As Derrick Rose attempts to recover from a torn ACL that he suffered in the playoffs, Chicago needs someone to fill his role and run the talented offense. According to Aggrey Sam of CSN Chicago, the team is already courting Kidd and Steve Nash.
This might end up being the best situation for the future Hall of Famer.
The team showed this year that even without Rose, there is enough talent to compete for an NBA title. Also, they should have younger point guards John Lucas and C.J. Watson returning to play plenty of minutes at the position.
If Rose does make a full recovery by the final stretch of the season, Kidd would be more than happy to turn over the reins to the former MVP and settle into a backup role.
There are a lot of options for the man with over 17,000 career points, 11,000 career assists and 107 triple doubles. Any contender should make the smart move and sign Kidd, as his experience and leadership alone would be worth the cost.
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