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Jason Kidd to leave Dallas, play for New York Knicks

Jason Kidd, point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, is going to the New York Knicks, according to several media outlets. Will Jeremy Lin go to Houston?

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Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd surveys the court in an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Dallas in January. ESPN.com reported that anonymous sources said that Kidd had decided to join the New York Knicks for a three-year deal worth about $9 million.

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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NBA great Jason Kidd is leaving the Dallas Mavericks to sign with the New York Knicks, according to multiple reports late Thursday.

Kidd could rotate in with Jeremy Lin, or inherit the point guard role full time if the Knicks reverse course and decline to match an offer the Houston Rockets made to Lin, a restricted free agent whom they have said they intend to keep.

Kidd's decision was a surprise in a dizzying span of point guard news. Steve Nash is leaving the Phoenix Suns for the Los Angeles Lakers.  It was believed he would return to the Mavericks, especially after they missed out on Deron Williams. But ESPN.com reported that anonymous sources said Kidd had decided instead to join the Knicks for a three-year deal worth about $9 million.

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The Knicks have been seeking veteran point guard help but lost out on Steve Nash a day earlier when Phoenix traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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