Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kidd Trade: "appears to be a go."

According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the Nets and Dallas Mavericks have a conference call set up for early Tuesday to discuss with league officials the many sored details of the trade that will send Jason Kidd to Dallas...finally. Net's team president Rod Thorn sent word out to media members Monday night that the deal, "appears to be a go."

In the deal, the Nets send Kidd and forward Malik Allen to Dallas for point guard Devin Harris, DeSagana Diop, Trenton Hassell, guard Maurice Ager, Keith Van Horn via sign-and-trade, first-round picks this June and in 2010 and $3 million in cash. In a separate transaction, Dallas will acquire Antoine Wright for a second-round pick.

The trickiest part of the deal might have come on Monday when the semi-retired Keith Van Horn and his agent, David Falk had to assure league officials that Van Horn had legitimate interest in returning to the league and attempting to play out the remainder of the season. Van Horn will collect a 4.3$ million dollar salary this year, despite more than half the season being over and not playing since the 2006 season.

Expect word on the trade's completion sometime Tuesday afternoon.

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