While guard Jason Terry said numerous times this season that he wants at least a three-year deal when he becomes a free agent next month, guard Jason Kidd said a one-year contract would suffice for himself.
"Jason is in a different situation than I am,'' Kidd said Monday. "He's a little bit younger -- not much -- but he's younger.
"And so it'll be fair for him to get more than a one-year deal.''
Terry will be 35 on Sept. 15, while Kidd turned 39 this past March.
Kidd believes if he returns a sign a one-year deal with the Mavs it would help owner Mark Cuban pursue other top-nothced free agents like Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams.
"I'm fine with one year,'' Kidd said. "It's about winning and being competitive.''
Since forward Dirk Nowitzki is slated to make $20.9 million next season, Kidd wonders how the Mavs will be able to include two first-rate free agents into the mix, plus re-sign Terry.
"With the new (collective) bargaining agreement it's going to be hard, because if Cuban does sign two studs at $20 million (each), that's a lot of money for three guys,'' Kidd said. "So I don't know how much more money he's going to have (to sign Terry).''
-- Dwain Price
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