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Expect Kidd deal to get done

Posted on: February 13, 2008 11:33 pm
Edited on: February 13, 2008 11:38 pm

Devean George's veto power undoubtedly has made one unhappy camper out of Jason Kidd, especially if he heard Mark Cuban's statement that he doesn't believe a deal will get done. That nugget came on the heels of Avery Johnson's little football analogy over lots of deals getting to the red zone but not being punched in.

Kidd would settle for a field goal at this point. Call Lawrence Tynes or Nick Folk; whatever it takes to get him back into a Mavericks uniform.

Rest assured. It will happen. There's too much at stake (money) for it not to.

Take Cuban's doubts with a grain of salt considering that he repeatedly shot down the possibility of this deal being made in recent weeks, telling anyone who would listen that he had no interest in making a move.

Then consider New Jersey will be willing to do whatever it takes to facilitate the move given its desire to grant Kidd his wish and get back on track to financial stability prior to the move to Brooklyn in 2010.

The players involved in this deal already caught wind of the agreement and know there was a pact made in principle to move them from one conference to another. If it doesn't go through, New Jersey essentially forfeited a game in Toronto that could prove pivotal in its playoff chase because it believed Kidd was gone.

If I were betting on the odds of this getting worked out, I'd say Kidd ends up in a Mavericks uniform by Feb. 21. It will take some manuevering, but where there's will there's a way, even with the convoluted hoops you have to navigate to get a trade worked out in the NBA. Count on it.

  • News that Hedo Tukoglu had been passed over again for an All-Star berth was met with one massive collective groan following the Nuggets/Magic game tonight. Washington's Caron Butler is out due to his hip flexor issue and Boston's Ray Allen took his spot.

Told you when Rasheed Wallace got the nod that Jesus Shuttlesworth would be next in line.

Nothing against Turkoglu, who is actually having the better season, but for the most part, the league has something of an elitist attitude when it comes to events like these and is probably clinging to the notion that it would like to see him do this again next season before bestowing a coveted roster spot.

That said, if this Kidd deal gets done before Sunday and he winds up a part of the Western Conference All-Star team and pushes the need for the East to increase its roster to 13, Turkoglu should get the call, joined by Toronto's Jose Calderon.

I tried to get a hold of league reps regarding this matter earlier today but didn't have much luck. Given everything that's transpired, it sure would seem weird to see Kidd out there starting alongside Dwyane Wade in the Eastern Conference backcourt.

I'll keep you posted... off to New Orleans at dawn.

Viktor Crapper
Since: Sep 22, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2008 7:10 pm
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Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: February 14, 2008 1:15 pm

Expect Kidd deal to get done

devean george is an absolute moron. he goes public last week asking for a trade out of dallas because of playing time and then he finally gets more minutes because of injuries and denies kidd trade. once harris and stack are back, george falls to 8 or 9 deep on the bench again in a contract year when he could have doubled his minutes in new jersey...i am a huge mavs fan, but if the trade does not end up working out and george ends up on bench, he can't say a damn thing!

george said that if his role remains limited, he would like the chance to play elsewhere in hopes of increasing his stock as an unrestricted free agent after the season. "i have to play," he said. "i've had my share of injuries, and my thing is i have to be out on the floor. i have to show that i'm healthy. in reality, i don't have a job. you want to look at the team first, but, obviously, i would be lying to you if i wasn't thinking about my future as well."

Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2008 12:57 pm

Expect Kidd deal to get done

Yeah I agree,The Cubans.....I mean Mavs will make this deal happen,but it still wont get them a title.HOWEVER,why is my boy Josh Smith not getting any consideration for a All star spot????Somebody please tell me how first of all Antwon Jamison(20 and 10 and nothing else) got the nod over J-Smooooth(18pts,8rebs,3.5blks,and 2steals).Ten they take Rasheed Wallace(12pts and 7 rebs)over him,and now you tell me Turkalou would get picked over him also????Josh is the BEST player on the Hawks(Joes inconsistant)and he cant even get a mention in the All Snub list.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2008 8:15 am

Expect Kidd deal to get done

Mejia you're always one for a good conspiracy theory so here's one I thought of late last night. Seems that Devean George, the former Laker, is holding up the trade by invoking his no trade clause. Nah,............just kidding. But seriously why would George want to go from a contender to a perennial loser? If that was the case he would have just stayed in L.A. the last few years and suffered there instead.

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