Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Jason Kidd Trade to Mavericks is Near

UPDATE: Not sure what happened, but the trade fell through, after being reported as just about being a done deal. Well, the devil is in the details, it's been said.

All-Star point guard Jason Kidd is on the verge of being traded to the Dallas Mavericks. Kidd had requested a trade amidst the New Jersey Nets' current slide this season. The two teams are said to have agreed to the deal in principle Wednesday afternoon and are hammering out the details.

Jason Kidd knows he's not getting any younger and wants to be with a team that will give him a chance of winning that elusive first NBA title. Kidd and the Nets came close, making it two the NBA Finals twice, but both times there were defeated by stronger Western Conference teams: once by the L.A. Lakers, the other time by the San Antonio Spurs.

The Nets will reportedly send Kidd and one other player (said to be Malik Allen) to the Mavericks and get back a few players, some draft picks, and a wad of cash. I haven't yet been able to find out anywhere the specific players and draft picks that are part of the deal, except that Devin Harris and Jerry Stackhouse are two of the players.

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