The Mavericks were blindsided Thursday when Jason Kidd reversed field and decided to sign a three-year contract with the New York Knicks, the point guard confirmed.
It’s the same terms — worth $3 million annually — that the Mavericks were offering and that they thought Kidd would agree to.
But with the Knicks missing out on Steve Nash and in search of a steadying veteran influence, they reached out to Kidd.
Extending one of the bleakest weeks in franchise history, Kidd decided that the opportunity to try to push New York into the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference and perhaps help mentor young point guard Jeremy Lin was too good to pass up. The Knicks are expected to match a $30-million offer sheet