Sunday, February 17, 2008

Kidd Traded... Again

It looks like the New Jersey Nets and Dallas Mavericks trade will get done with a little help from an old friend.'s Ian Thomson is reporting that the Nets and Mavericks have agreed upon a deal, in which the Mavericks will send New Jersey Keith Van Horn, Trenton Hassell, Devin Harris, Sagana Diop, Maurice Ager, two first-round picks and cash. In the exchange Dallas will get Kidd and Malik Allen. We detailed what previous versions of this trade would mean for these teams. As more recent versions of the trade become finalized, expect an update from us as soon as it happens.

The trade of course, isn't without complications. Dallas had to get Keith Van Horn's permission to make the trade, as he has been retired since the end of the 2006 finals and hasn't played in an NBA game in more than a year. Van Horn will have to report to New Jersey and take a physical in order to complete the transaction. Why would Van Horn do this? He is still going to be paid his 4 million dollar plus salary for this season in full, despite more than half the season already being half over.

As much has to go right here, the deal is still pending league approval. After the fandango that the last agreed upon trade became it will be interesting to see how this all plays out. It is said the earliest the deal can be completed is Monday, although it is unclear if that will happen as Monday is President's Day, a National Holiday.

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