The Dallas Mavericks and the New Jersey Nets seemed to have finally reached an agreement which will send Jason Kidd to Dallas.
Malik Allen will join Kidd in Texas in exchange for Devin Harris, Jerry Stackhouse, DeSagana Diop, Maurice Ager and Devean George.
I firmly believe the Dallas Mavericks just became the team to beat in an already-stacked Western Conference. Dallas got their hands on the NBA’s best point guard in Kidd, which will only make basketball easier for All Stars Dirk Nowitzki and Josh Howard.
Kidd is the most complete point guard in the league. He might not have the scoring ability of Steve Nash, but he can defend and rebound like no other point guard in the NBA. Kidd already has 12 triple doubles this season and he sits on number 99 for his career as he heads back to the team that drafted him with the second-overall pick in 1994.
However, New Jersey picked up a very nice player in Devin Harris. In his 4th year out of Wisconsin, Harris has improved in every season averaging 14 points and five assists in 2007-08. Kidd’s time was up in New Jersey. He deserved this trade to get another shot at winning the title. New Jersey wasn’t going anywhere this year, and this could be the missing piece to Dallas’ title hopes.
UPDATE: We all know that this deal hit snag after snag, so we now officially say that Jason Kidd is officially a Dallas Maverick.