In Titanic, Kate Winslet promised Leonardo DiCaprio she would never let go. Her assurance was meaningless. In New York, Jason Kidd believes he can play effective basketball until he’s 42. These are long odds, but the 18 year NBA veteran’s words hold more weight than his peers. Kidd signed a 3 year, $9 million contract in July, hoping the Knicks would serve as a retirement home.
While Kidd is slated to come off the bench, his ability to make plays and stops is a crucial factor to New York’s upcoming campaign, because starter and fellow import Raymond Felton’s effort is questionable. Their division features star point men Deron Williams, Kyle Lowry, Rajon Rondo and Jrue Holiday, so the 10 time NBA All Star will be eventually needed to slow them down.