The famous Star point guards kept flying off the market, one to their crosstown rivals, one to Hollywood, one to Dallas — and all the Knicks could do was grit their teeth, cross names off the board and wait for some improbable twist of fate.
In this connection, the New York Knicks have agreed to sign point guard Jason Kidd to a multi-year deal. This deal is worth $9 million. The Rockets’ offer could be worth as much as $28.8 million over four years, with backloaded payments in the final two seasons, according to a person who was briefed on the details.
While, the fourth year is a team option, as Lin is a restricted free agent, the Knicks have the right to match the deal. The contract cannot be signed until July 11, which is the first day new NBA contracts can be signed. Kidd, 39, will be entering his 21st NBA season in 2012-2013.
Notably, de is second all-time in NBA history in assists and steals, and third in three-point field goals made.