In an article by ESPN.com's Marc Stein, Jason Kidd was quoted as saying that he wants to play another year.The 39-year old Kidd, who has played in at least 80 games each year for the Mavericks from 2008 to 2011, has missed a total of 15 games for Dallas this season.
While the Oakland native returned to action against the Kings yesterday, he was limited to just 22 minutes. Kidd claimed it had been the "best he's felt all season," although coach Rick Carlisle will likely continue limiting his minutes in order to preserve him as much as possible before the playoffs start. Kidd's minutes per game average has dipped from 33.2 to 28, and his 34.7% field goal percentage marks the lowest of his 17-year career.
Stein mentions a source that says the Mavericks would "absolutely" have Kidd in their plans should he choose to return, and mentions sources that are confident that he would happily accept a back up role if the Mavericks were to sign Deron Williams this summer.