2012 NBA Free Agency: Jason Kidd Considers Signing With Bulls

The Chicago Bulls finished the season tied with the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the NBA, but they fell short in the playoffs as Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah and Luol Deng suffered through injuries. Veteran NBA point guard Jason Kidd hits free agency this summer, and he still sees serious potential in the Bulls. In fact, the 39-year-old admitted that he is open to the idea of joining the Bulls (via Mike McGraw of The Daily Herald):

"I can't rule out the Bulls," Kidd said Monday. "They're a team that competes. They play extremely hard. I could end up there, too, to try to help win. I wouldn't rule them out."

"My days of playing 38 minutes are over. Right now, physically and mentally, I feel great and would love to compete. I would be fine starting or not starting. I do want to finish the games, though."

"I think at this point in my career, it's about winning and hopefully having the opportunity to win another championship."

The Bulls hold a $3.4 million option on C.J. Watson going into the summer, so their decision in that regard -- as well as the direction they take in the 2012 NBA Draft -- may determine whether Kidd considers the Bulls a good fit going forward.

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