There has been some talk among older players around the NBA that an extended lockout could nudge them into early retirement. But for 38-year-old Jason Kidd, coming off a championship with the Mavericks, a lockout doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.
Kidd played 101 games this year, playoffs included, and became the oldest guard to start in an NBA Finals. The 101 games represent the second-most of his career. Asked how he might react to a lockout, Kidd gave no indication he would retire.
“For me, it’s hard to say,” Kidd said. “I just got done playing, so I have a short summer. I have been through a lockout twice. One was short, but the second one cut the season to 50 games. And as I get older, playing only 50 games, hopefully that would be to my advantage.”