Not So Fast, Kidd

Looks like Jason Kidd was set o go back to Dallas in a blockbuster trade that would have sent Kidd & Malik Allen to Dallas for Devean George, Jerry Stackhouse, Devin Harris, DeSagana Diop and Maurice Ager. George wasn't having that, though:

According to ESPN.com, Devean George, one of the five players expected to come to New Jersey in the deal, has unexpectedly exercised his right to block the trade, according to NBA front-office sources.

According to the Web site, sources said the teams verbally agreed to the deal earlier yesterday and were preparing to submit the trade for league approval. That's when George - who, according to ESPN.com, has a rare provision in his one-year contract - told the Mavericks he didn't want to be traded. George was in the Mavs' lineup last night.

Before the George news came down, the Kidd Era appeared to be coming to an end after the Nets agreed in principle yesterday to trade the unhappy point guard to the Mavericks for a package of players headed by 24-year-old Devin Harris.

So neph either didn't want to go down on NJ's sinking ship, which would now plummet faster without Kidd, or he REALLY loves Dallas.

Unless they persuade (read: pay off) George to change his mind, I doubt this trade going any further, and I would only imagine that Kidd's trade dreams for this year would become distant memories. Sorry, Jason!

Posted bykhal at 10:57 PM  

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