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Jason Kidd might make the Knicks a dangerous team.
With Jeremy Lin likely to return as the point guard of the future, there is still a gaping hole in the backup role.
A positive ruling on the Larry Bird rights case has opened up another mid-level exception for the Knicks to use, and a veteran point guard may be at the top of the priority list.
Jason Kidd, a former all-star is one of the more intriguing possibilities.
Kidd is 39 years old, he is no longer a top tier point guard who can produce for 30-plus minutes a night. Kidd could be a great option as both an off-the-bench contributor and as a mentor to a young point guard like Jeremy Lin.
Frank Isola of The New York Daily News recently reported that Kidd could be a target of the Knicks as a result of their new found salary flexibility.
Also in the mix is free agent Steve Nash.
The money might be a little more difficult with Nash. Even at the age of 38 Nash averaged 10.7 assists per game last season.
Jared Zwerling of ESPN.com revealed that Nash would definitely consider the Knicks as a free agent this summer.
"The Knicks are a great franchise and I live in New York City (each summer), so I'd definitely consider them if they were interested," the Phoenix Suns' mainstay said at a promotional appearance in Manhattan." Steve Nash to ESPN.com 6/20/12
In spite of that positive quote, Marc Berman of The New York Post points out that Nash is likely to receive offers larger than the mid-level exception that the Knicks will be able to offer Nash. That would make New York a long shot for his services.