Jason Kidd Could Retire After This Season

Jason Kidd turns 40 on Saturday. Carmelo Anthony nicknamed him “middle age.”

But after this, his 19th NBA season, he may retire, reports the New York Daily News.

“Kidd, however, is not ready to commit beyond this season. Although he signed a three-year contract with the Knicks last summer, he isn’t ruling out retirement at season’s end. Several people close to Kidd have said they wouldn’t be surprised if Kidd, now a backup for the first time in his Hall of Fame career, decides to walk away.”

“I don’t know,” Kidd told the Daily News. “I’m taking it one year at a time.”

He still has value on an NBA court; the question is does he want to deal with the grind anymore? That’s a question only he can answer this summer.

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