Unrestricted free agent point guard Jason Kidd will meet with New York Knicks officials on the first day of the free agent courting period, with the Knicks hoping to bring in the veteran for a roughly $5.6 million mid-level exception.
The New York Daily News reports that Kidd will meet with Knicks president Donnie Walsh and coach Mike D'Antoni , follwing through on his comments from earlier this year that he would strongly consider signing with the Knicks.
The Daily News said the Knicks would probably offer a one-year deal to the 36-year-old Kidd, who still has a home in New York from his years playing for the New Jersey Nets. The story further states that the Dallas Mavericks could easily top the money the Knicks have at their disposal for an offer to Kidd, so there is a chance that the financial terms won't shake out.
If the Knicks can't reach a deal with Kidd, they are said to be interested in making an offer to Milwaukee Bucks restricted free agent Ramon Sessions.