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Jason Kidd and Jeremy Lin leave Knicks reeling

Jason Kidd was arrested on a drunken-driving charge after hitting a telephone pole at 2 a.m.. And Jason Kidd may not be playing with Jeremy Lin, who has a $25 million offer from Houston that the New York may not match.

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New York Knicks executive vice president and general manager Glen Grunwald poses for a photograph with Jason Kidd, one of the Knicks two newest additions in Tarrytown, N.Y., Thursday, July 12, 2012. But on Sunday, Kidd was arrested for drunken driving after he crashed his car into a telephone pole.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Jason Kidd mentoring Jeremy Lin was a nice story last week.

Then Kidd was arrested on a drunken-driving charge, Lin's departure from New York for a "ridiculous contract" in Houston became more realistic, and a position of strength suddenly was one of turbulence for the Knicks.

Kidd's arrest came within hours of the Knicks agreeing to a trade for fellow point guard Raymond Felton, raising the possibility they will refuse to match Lin's offer sheet with the Rockets.

IN PICTURES: Linsanity!

Police said Kidd crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons on Sunday, days after signing with the Knicks.

Treated at a hospital for minor injuries after the crash, Kidd was arraigned on a misdemeanor driving-while-intoxicated charge and released without bail, Southampton Town police said.

Phone and email messages were left seeking comment from Kidd's agent. His attorney, Ed Burke Jr., said in a statement that Kidd was returning from a charity function before his accident, had pleaded not guilty to the DWI charge and was awaiting further court proceedings.

The Knicks, who signed the 10-time All-Star in free agency last week, had no immediate comment. Nor would they comment on their plans for Lin, even as speculation grew that Linsanity was headed elsewhere.

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