The NBA has had a few big moves lately, and while we’re waiting on what’s going to happen in the Dwightmare, there has been some surprising, yet solid acqusitions.
Last night it was announced that Steve Nash and the Suns agreed to a sign-and-trade that sent the eight-time All-Star to the Los Angeles Lakers after multiple reports indicated he was on his way to the New York Knicks. The Knicks were forced to plan B, and they reached deep in the heart of Texas to grab former Mavericks Point Guard Jason Kidd. The move was first announced via ESPN’s Marc Stein.
Kidd was rumored to have an agreement in place with Dallas that would keep the ten-time All-Star a Maverick for three more years, but he’s apparently had a change of heart and has agreed to terms with the New York Knicks that will give him roughly $9 Million over the next three years.
Kidd has averaged 13 points per game along with 9 assists per game in his career, but has been on a slow decline. He finished the shortened season for the Mavericks with 6.2 points and 5.5 assists per game.
The deal will not be signed until July 11th, once the NBA’s 10-day free agency moratorium is complete. A flurry of contracts and trades will be made official once the deadline hits.
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