Jason Kidd Says Dirk Nowitzki Told Him to Go to the Knicks
Jason Kidd did the Texas two-step and changed his mind about resigning with the Mavericks. After a deal was agreed upon, he got cold feet, but wanted to talk to Dirk about it, before moving on to the NYC.
A couple of funny things happened with that situation according to the Dallas News. The first was the Mavericks lost the Deron Williams sweepstakes and the second was that as a domino effect, Kidd got cold feet.
When he spoke with Nowitzki gave him a straight shot of honesty.
“I changed my mind, and Dirk understood,” Kidd said. “When we talked, he said to go to New York.”
As stated, Deron Williams’s decision played a VERY big role in the outcome of why Kidd changed his mind.
“Deron, I thought he brought up some very valid points on why he didn’t go to Dallas,” Kidd said. “If it’s just him and Dirk and something happens to Dirk, then Deron’s all alone.”
You have to wonder how patient Dirk will be now.
The Mavs aren’t going to be very good this year, they will have a ton of cap space the following year, but it isn’t a guarantee anyone will come there.
Don’t be surprised if Dirk is traded and Cuban blows up the entire team at some point sooner than you think.