Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Devean George Blocks Kidd Trade


Devean George is averageing .12 blocks a game this season, but might have just come down with his most important block of the year. George has reportedly exercised his right to veto a trade to the Nets Wednesday night, holding up the monster 7 player trade involving Jason Kidd.

George's agent Mark Bartelstein was quoted as saying, "We're not trying to hold things up or be difficult..." Ironic, because that is exactly what they are doing, "...but just like teams make tough decisions all the time — about cutting players or making trades — they do what's best for their team, and it's my obligation to do what's best for Devean."

"You don't want to stop teams from doing their business," Bartelstein added, "but we don't feel like it makes sense at this time. He's starting right now and things are going pretty good."

The Nets had Kidd and the other players they were giving up, Antoine Wright and Malik Allen, all on the bench and none dressed for the game, an indication they felt the deal was, at best completed, or at worst too close to completion to risk injury.

There is no word yet on how or if the trade will be reworked so it can be completed. We can only speculate that since George is not the focal point of this deal, there should be a way for the teams to figure out how get the deal done. Look for the teams to get back to the bargaining table and get something done before the All- Star break. It seems as if both teams want this deal to happen to badly for it not to get done.

We gave the low down on what this trade means for both teams, and what to expect, if/ when it happens.

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