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Report: Kidd leaves Mavericks to sign with Knicks

The Sports Network

7/5/2012 6:49:38 PM

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Jason Kidd, second on the NBA's all-time list in assists and steals, has reportedly had a change of heart and will leave Dallas to play for the New York Knicks.

On Wednesday night, the Mavericks and Kidd were reportedly putting the finishing touches on a multi-year contract. But Kidd changed his mind Thursday and decided to join the Knicks, according to the New York Daily News.

The 39-year-old Kidd averaged 6.2 points, 5.5 assists and 4.1 rebounds in 48 games for Dallas last season.

The 18-year pro has averaged 13.0 points, 9.0 assists and 6.4 rebounds in 1,315 career contests with the Suns, Nets and Mavericks.

Kidd, a 10-time All-Star selection, won his only NBA title with the Mavericks during the 2010-11 season.

NBA teams can't begin signing free agents until July 11.