He is 39, coming off his least-impressive statistical season and entering free agency this offseason.
But Jason Kidd says he expects to play another NBA season. “I’ll land somewhere early, I would think,” he told the Dallas Morning News.
The one-time St. Joseph High star, who played two seasons at Cal, said he hopes to return to Dallas. He also has heard the rumors he could wind up back home playing for the G0lden State Warriors.
Kidd had 16 points, eight assists and seven rebounds in the Dallas Mavericks’ 103-97 loss to Oklahoma City, clinching the Thunder’s four-game NBA playoff sweep.
In his 18th pro season, Kidd averaged 6.2 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists, well off his career marks of 13.0, 6.4 and 9.0.
Regardless of what happens next, his path to the Basketball Hall of Fame is secure. Kidd ranks second all-time in career assists (11,842), second in steals (2,559), third in 3-point baskets (1,874), fifth in minutes played (48,068), and 11th in games (1,315).
He has scored 17,071 points and ranks first all-time in rebounds by a guard (8,402).
That makes him the only player in NBA history to accumulate at least 15,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 8,000 assists for his career.