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Jason Kidd is a veteran point guard, but it's not certain as to whether he will be starting for the Knicks at the beginning of next season.
In a recent interview with ESPN's Ian Begley, Kidd acknowledged that he doesn't mind whether he is on the bench at the start of the game, and that all he wants to do is be able to contribute.
"I'm not 25 years old and I don't need the fireworks when my name is called (for) the starting lineup," Kidd said. "I just want to be in there at the end of the game to try to help the team win. ... The last six minutes of an NBA game is where you make your name, so hopefully I'm in there trying to help my guys win."
If Kidd isn't the starting point guard, who will be? That question has yet to be answered. If the Knicks are lucky, they'll find themselves re-acquiring Jeremy Lin. The eruption of Linsanity last season gave Knicks fans something to cheer for, and the Harvard graduate took the NBA by storm. You couldn't turn on the television without hearing Lin puns being thrown around as if they were going out of style. But will Lin re-sign or decide to go to another team that he feels is worthy of his talents?
Lin may be headed to Houston where he was said to be offered a $28.8 million contract for four years and when free agency begins next Wednesday, the Knicks will have three days to match the offer from the Rockets.
It's in the Knicks best interest to find a point guard they feel comfortable with and stick with it. If not Kidd or Lin, it must be someone that's capable of filling a void. Lin and Baron Davis were both injured towards the end of last season, making Knicks fans wonder who would be the starting point guard for the 2012-2013 season. Time will tell as to who New York will use for the position, but it's definite that this should be one of their biggest concerns if they want to succeed.