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Jason Kidd undecided about returning next season

May 31, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

Jason Kidd, D.J. Augustin

The Knicks expect Jason Kidd will return next season. Kidd said his “plan” is to come back, too.

But the guard still hasn’t completely made up his mind.

Kidd, via Marc Berman of the New York Post:

“I am thinking about it. We’ll see. I have to make a decision. We’ll see what happens. Right now I plan on coming back but in the next couple of days or a week or so, I’m going to think about it if I should keep playing or trying something different.’’

Kidd is the NBA’s third-oldest active player, behind Grant Hill and Juwan Howard, and Kidd leads active players in games and minutes. He has plenty of mileage on his tires – which showed when he went scoreless in his final 10 playoff games, missing his last 18 shots – so it would come as little surprise if he retired.

But Kidd is under contract for two (!) more seasons for $3,090,000 each. The Knicks moved the ball better during the regular season when Kidd was on the court as a secondary point guard next to Raymond Felton. In the right role with a low minute limit, Kidd might still be effective next year.

It’s probably just as likely, whether he returns or not, Kidd’s days as a viable NBA player are behind him.

  1. azarkhan - May 31, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Does AARP have a team?

  2. thomaskouns - May 31, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Somehow magically when guaranteed money is involved players who say that tend to surprisingly return at the last minute.

  3. tycobbfromfangraphs - May 31, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    An GM who is willing to pay for his services should be fired on the spot

  4. dacapt704 - May 31, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    As a lifelong NYK fan let me help you decide…..NO!

  5. cantonbound13 - May 31, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Please retire & take Camby with you.

  6. northstarnic - May 31, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    If he returns they should probably include a clause in his contract that he won’t shoot the ball. That needs to be someone else’s responsibility.

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