Sunday , Jan , 27 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jason Kidd Wants a Trade from New Jersey Nets

Jason Kidd doesn’t want to work here anymore.

The foundation of the Nets’ franchise throughout this decade won’t come right out and say it, nor does he have to, because he has an agent who can say it for him.

And that agent, Jeff Schwartz, recently asked Nets president Rod Thorn to move his client to a contender before next month’s trade deadline, according to several league officials who cannot be identified without betraying confidences.

Thorn would not comment when asked about the request, but it is becoming increasingly clear he may not be able to grant it even if he wanted to.

The primary reason: The Nets are extremely vulnerable now, and they have learned that they cannot get anything close to resembling a fair deal for a 34-year-old point guard making $20 million, even if he is still capable of performing on a Hall of Fame level. [Click here for more from the New Jersey Star-Ledger.]