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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Jason Kidd and Deron Williams turned out not to be a package deal

Jason Kidd stunningly announced on Thursday that decided to sign with the Knicks instead of remaining with the Mavs.

Kidd had said on Wednesday “I’ve always loved playing with Dallas and I’d love to finish my career there,” but apparently things didn’t work out.

Another side story to Kidd’s surprising choice to sign with the Knicks is that it proved one media report incorrect.

Ric Bucher reported last Saturday that Kidd would sign wherever Williams signed. Bucher’s report was disputed by Chris Broussard who said the two were not a “package deal.” Apparently Broussard did get that one correct.

Plans changed when the Nets decided to offer their mid-level exception to Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic. That choice left Kidd deciding between the Knicks and the Mavs, and he chose New York.

And I guess Deron Williams really was messing with everyone when he sent a golfing tweet last week, though that did show Williams was comfortable in New York which is where he signed.

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