You’re Kidding (New Deal In The Works To Send Kidd To Dallas)

18 02 2008

Expectedly, there’s a new deal being worked out between the powers-that-be at the New Jersey Nets and the Dallas Mavericks to send Jason Kidd to Texas.  The current deal will leave out veto-empowered Devean George, and blabber-mouthed Jerry Stackhouse. 
The expected plan has Jason Kidd and Malik Allen going to Dallas for Devin Harris, Desagna Diop, Maurice Ager, retired Keith Van Horn and Trenton Hassell.  New Jersey will also get a cool $3 million and two first round draft picks.

J-Kidd deal back on again?The deal is being submitted for league approval, and if everything goes well then we’ll soon see Jason Kidd back in a Mavs uniform. 

Obviously Jason Kidd will be happy to go to Dallas and play for a contender, but now the happiest in all of this would have to be the retired Keith Van Horn, who hasn’t played for 18 months.  He’ll be bought out, and make a tidy sum – much in the way Aaron McKie did in the Gasol-to-LA trade weeks ago. 
Stackhouse loses, as he won’t get that promised buy-out he so happily told everyone about – much to his chagrin.  Devean George probably won’t end up being happy, as I can’t see any of this situation benefiting his situation in Dallas, given he’s bound to have disenfranchised himself somewhat with the Mavericks management. 
But in the long term, the biggest loser in this will be Dallas, who are selling a very good young player (who some experts such as John Hollinger believe is better than Kidd now), for a shot at the ring now.  Thing is, even if this trade goes through – and it looks like it will – they’re still not as good as the top teams out West.

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11 responses

18 02 2008
fouledout

and so i’ve heard. we just have to wait and see.

18 02 2008
Aaron Becker

I think Dallas is a 2nd round team, with a shot at the Western finals, which they had to go for with the Kidd trade.

I think the final 4 for the West will be the Mavs, Spurs, Suns and either the Hornets or Jazz. Something also tells me the Spurs show their cracks and fail to make the Western finals. New Orleans probably ain’t deep enough and I think the Mavs match up well against the Jazz.

I think the over/under for 7 game series, in the 1st two rounds, will be 3 series!

But we’ll see how my theorem plays out ;~)

18 02 2008
withmalice

No LA in that equation??? Do you really think they’ll die in the first round?

19 02 2008
fouledout

@ aaron becker
yeah, why is LA not in the mix?

19 02 2008
Aaron Becker

I think LA is the surprise 1st round exit this year – just a betters feel. I wouldn’t say anything concrete till the playoff matchups were set, though.

19 02 2008
fouledout

@ aaron
haha! no love for the lakers! well i don’t really like lakers. but you can never deny the fact that they are very strong team. if kobe can stay healthy, and bynum returns on time, they MAY have a chance to make a run deep into the playoffs.

20 02 2008
Aaron Becker

I think the Lakers window opens up next year – how long it stays open and how wide will remain to be seen, of course.

20 02 2008
withmalice

Next year? Wow… I’m absolutely astounded that you think there’s no opening for them this season…

21 02 2008
fouledout

@ aaron
come on man, get real.

21 02 2008
withmalice

Good luck with that FO! 😉

Aaron’s a good guy, but has a real angst-issue when it comes to LA!

21 02 2008
Aaron Becker

My LA angst explained:

In full disclosure, I am an ex Laker fan of about 20 years, but it honestly didn’t mix with my rationale. The injury bug has hit em hard and I just think their current line up needs a good year together to make playoff runs.

The Lakers tried this same recipe, but with much better players in Malone & Payton, and they made a deep run and that was it. Different circumstances I know, but new line ups don’t have a good playoff history, do they.

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