Kidd Trade Very Much Back on the Table

by February 18, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Once again, it appears that Jason Kidd is hours away from donning a Dallas Mavericks jersey. And as far as anyone knows, there’s nothing Devean George can do to stop it.

Going to New Jersey are Devin Harris, DeSagana Diop, Trenton Hassell, Moe Ager, the artist formerly known as Keith Van Horn, two first round picks, and $3 million in cash; Dallas-bound are Kidd, Malik Allen, and possibly Antoine Wright.

An NBA executive confirmed before Sunday’s All-Star Game that the deal had been finalized and probably will be submitted to the league office today for formal approval.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban would only say: “It’s breathing, but not done.”

My favorite part of this deal – other than the fact that Rod Thorn absolutely fleeced a clearly desperate Mark Cuban – is Van Horn’s inclusion in the talks. Dude is basically getting $4 mil even though he hasn’t done a damn thing for the past two years, and all he has to do is pinkie swear that he’s serious about resuming his career.

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