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Jason Kidd to sign with New York Knicks

By Ben Golliver | Blogger
Jason Kidd is reportedly heading to New York. (Getty Images)

For the second time this week, a point guard has reportedly spurned Dallas for New York.

Unrestricted free agent point guard Jason Kidd will sign a "multi-year contract" with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN.com. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com has confirmed the agreement.

The deal would mark the end of a crazy week of free agency for Kidd, who was first linked to a package deal with All-Star guard Deron Williams to join the Brooklyn Nets and was then thought to be headed back to the Mavericks on a 3-year deal reportedly worth $9 million. Dallas was also reportedly one of two finalists for Williams before he opted to sign with Brooklyn.

NBA.com reports that New York's plan is to have Kidd mentor restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin, who has drawn interest from the Houston Rockets.

Kidd, 39, averaged 6.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 28.7 minutes per game for the Dallas Mavericks last season.

Kidd spent 4-plus seasons with the Mavericks, winning his first and only NBA title in 2011. Kidd's 18-year career has also included stops in Phoenix and New Jersey and 10 trips to the NBA All-Star Game.

Deals cannot be made official until the NBA's 10-day free agent moratorium ends on July 11.

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