The point guard position continues to be the center of a wild week of NBA Free Agency. One day after the Lakers landed Steve Nash, the New York Knicks, who missed in their bid for Nash, reportedly edged out the Dallas Mavericks for veteran Jason Kidd.
With Kidd now in the fold, the immediate focus turned to the Knicks' decision on Jeremy Lin, a restricted free agent point guard who received an offer sheet worth at least $31 million from the Houston Rockets. The Knicks were expected to match offers for Lin and, according to Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated, the addition of Kidd has not changed that plan:
With Jason Kidd shocking Mavs and opting for NY, source says Knicks still expected to match Jeremy Lin offer sheets. They want 1-2 PG punch.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 5, 2012
Despite the three-year deal, Kidd is obviously past his prime and in the sunset of his career -- creating a continued need for Lin, even if it requires matching the hefty offer sheet from the Rockets.