Better Win Now Baby: Should The Dallas Mavericks Have Acquired Jason Kidd?
Mark Cuban must know the classic Shakespeare saying “thou protest too much”. After all, Dallas’ renegade owner had been telling anyone who’d listen that the Mavericks had little interest in the Nets’ Kidd. Just a few hours ago, Cuban acquired the Hall of Fame point guard from New Jersey in a massive deal. A little misdirection from the former Dancing With The Stars contestant …
The Associated Press is reporting the following:
Kidd is the centerpiece of a proposed deal between the Mavericks and
. Various media reports say Dallas will send emerging point guard Devin Harris, veteran Jerry Stackhouse and reserves DeSagana Diop, Devean George and Maurice Ager to the Nets, with forward Malik Allen going from New Jersey to the Mavericks. New Jersey
My Quick Take: Mark Cuban must know the classic Shakespeare saying “thou protest too much”. After all,
Just a few hours ago, Cuban acquired the Hall of Fame point guard from
Forget the shock. And the annoying
Yes …On the one hand, the Mavericks had to make a move. They’d dropped their past two games and needed an injection of enthusiasm and swagger. Enter Kidd. In the short-term, his size, passing, and rebounding will make life easier for Coach Avery Johnson.
Personally, I don’t buy the theory they had to make a move after
The Mavericks had been talking for some time with New Jersey.
Eventually, Kidd will retire. When that happens, Harris will be in his prime as a top six point guard. The 24-year old has already earned rave reviews because of his world-class quickness.
Final Word: For that grin to stay on Cuban’s face, Kidd must lead