Posted July 5, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Knicks pick-up Kidd! Nash heads to LA!

@SportsBata ..nuff said

“I think I can help,” Kidd told ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher, adding he felt the Knicks have more “pieces to work with.” – espn

In the latest breaking news, the NY Knicks picked-up Jason Kidd (from the Dallas Mavericks)! Kidd was interested in returning to the Mavericks, but stated (above) that he felt the Knicks had more “pieces to work with.” He agreed to a three-year contract worth around $9 Million! The next big question for the #Knicks is is #JLin going to re-sign with them? The Houston Rockets already offered #JLin a big contract worth $31 Million!

“That was 90 percent of it,’’ Duffy said (Nashs’ agent) of the location. “And I say that respectfully to the Lakers. He would rather retire than be so far away from his  kids, and it was very important the Suns got value out of it.’’ – nypost

The LA Lakers picked up Steve Nash on a sign-and-trade deal, last night! Nash agreed to a three-year deal worth $27 Million, and the Lakers claimed him on a trade exception (from Odom trade to the Mavericks). The Suns got four (Laker) future high draft picks out of the deal:  first rounders in 2013 and 2015 and second rounders in 2013 and 2014. It was a surprise move, as the Knicks and Mavericks were in hot pursuit of #Nash! It turns out, #Nash was looking to be close to his family (in Phoenix), and financially the deal was beneficial for all parties involved (quote above). #Nash actually called #Kobe right before the deal went throught! Right after the trade, the Suns picked up Michael Beasley (off free-agency), and re-signed PG Goran Dragic!

“He’s excited about it,” (Whites agent Tim) Curtin said. “He’s going to have a chance to play. He’s come a long way since his earlier NBA stint. I think it’s a great opportunity for him, especially with the personnel he’ll be playing with. He has some elite intangibles.” – espn

The #Knicks also signed athletic forward James White AKA Flight 75 to a one-year deal worth $850K, the veteran minimum. White has been known to throw down super dunks from the FT line (video below), and is well-known for his athleticism! He has put up high numbers with the Italian League in the last two years, and had a couple small stints in the #NBA in 2006 and 2008!

James White takes “Flight”:


#NBATrades #FreeAgencyBuzz: #OKC picked up center Hasheem Thabeet, the Rockets traded G Kyle Lowery to the Raptors, and the #LA Clippers are making moves at the guard!

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