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Jason Kidd Doubts The New Mavericks Roster

What exactly was going through Jason Kidd's mind when he decided to back out of the contract he had agreed to with the Dallas Mavericks and sign with the New York Knicks?

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Kidd answered that question in an interview Friday with ESPN Radio (h/t NYTimes):

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"I looked at the roster and I felt I could go quietly and retire, or I felt like I can compete and help a team win," Kidd said. "So I saw the pieces of the Knicks, and I thought that I could help them out."

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Only a year after winning a championship, with Tyson Chandler gone and Deron Williams not coming, the perception of the Mavericks around the NBA has slipped tremendously.

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As Kidd says it, Dallas is off the radar completely, a team slipping "quietly" back to the pack. Changing that perception will be the most difficult task for Donnie Nelson, Mark Cuban and the rest of the front office going forward.

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