May 3, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd (2) brings the ball up the court against the Oklahoma City Thunder during game three in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Center. The Thunder defeated the Mavericks 95-79. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
Remind me to never believe anything anybody says ever. After we heard all day that Jason Kidd would re-sign with the Mavericks and the Knicks would turn their attention to Raymond Felton or whoever, we get this from Marc Stein:
In another unforeseen twist of this wild offseason, sources say Jason Kidd has decided to leave Mavs and join Knicks on a multiyear deal
That's pretty much the extent of the details for now.
I've long disliked Jason Kidd and would have preferred Felton by a wide margin (though I guess signing him is still possible), but whatever. I guess Kidd'll be a good "mentor" for Jeremy Lin (who still needs to be re-signed, byyy the wayyyy (an update on that)), and he can still throw accurate passes from a seated position and hit the occasional open three or whatever. He's knows Tyson Chandler well, too, so that's cool. You could do worse with a bench point guard.
Stein's article is up now, and he says the Knicks will be paying Kidd something close to the $3 million per year that the Mavs were going to pay him, but I haven't seen exactly what the deal will be yet. Remember that nothing will actually be signed until the 11th.