I just think the Knicks have nothing to offer and can't afford losing a young Shumpert for an old Nash. Especially since Fields is gone. Kidd is a better defender and might be a better fit. Kidd can have the same effect with Nash, played with Chandler and I believe Melo.
if Its down to knicks and Nets for kid then I think we will get him.
They are going to have 40 million dollars tied up in to their starting backcourt so those guys are going to play and play alot.
We have no guarenteed spots in our back court. If a disaster doesn't happen and Lin stays a Knick then he is our starter but I don't think he will play as many minutes as Deron will.
Plus some nights we could experiment and play kidd and lin at the 1 and 2 because we have no solid starter at the 2 spot.
I think we can offer Kidd a much more than the nets.
Sources said Kidd might accept the veteran minimum as well...which would let us sign either Randy Foye or Marcus Camby(my pick) for the mid level exception
I wish the ny knicks front office were as smart as some of u guys on this forum.
I would take Kidd in a heartbeat if it meant Lin would stay with us as well.
If we can get the best leader in basketball in the past 10 years im all for it. Jkidd will always be welcome whether he is 39 or 59.
The Knicks signed James White and looking to match to keep Lin.
"Iman Shumpert may have to replace Fields in a package that also may include Dan Gadzuricís $1.4 million non-guaranteed contract, Toney Douglasí expiring pact, Jerome Jordan and Josh Harrellson. Nash could end up making up to $8 million. Without a sign-and-trade, the Knicks only have their $3.09 million mini-midlevel exception".
As much as I like Steve Nash, I'll say this again, I don't like the idea of losing a good defender the Knicks have in Iman. Expiring contracts are useful and Josh Harrellson can do some good. The Knicks should try for Kidd and Camby, having a good team and saving money for future seasons.
Its down to Knicks and Mavs now.
why wouldnt you choose us...
With DWill gone, I don't see how Mavs can let Kidd walk. As much as I like Kidd, I don't want to overpay for aging stars.