Switching gears less than 24 hours after seeing Steve Nash agree to a deal with the Lakers, the Knicks came to terms with Jason Kidd on Thursday, according to reports. ESPN reported the deal is in the neighborhood of the three-year, $9 million pact many thought the 10-time All-Star point guard seemingly had agreed upon to return to Dallas once the Mavericks' pursuit of Deron Williams fell short.
Around the league
Rockets • A person with knowledge of the deal said Thursday that New York Knicks restricted free-agent guard Jeremy Lin and Houston have agreed to terms on a four-year offer sheet.
Heat • A person familiar with the situation says free agent guard Ray Allen visited Miami on Thursday.
Clippers • Free-agent guard Jamal Crawford agreed to a contract with the Clippers and the team reached a deal to re-sign veteran Chauncey Billups, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the situation.
Magic • Guard Jameer Nelson has a new deal in principle to return to Orlando .