Thursday , Jan , 31 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Jason Kidd a No Go for Mavericks

Officials from the Mavericks and New Jersey have been in contact, just like the Nets and just about every other NBA team have had conversations since it became public knowledge that Jason Kidd has requested a trade.An NBA source said that, while the Mavericks and Nets have talked, none of the scenarios have been to the Mavs’ liking.As it stands, all trade talks involving the Mavericks are dead, although the source said it’s possible things could rekindle quickly. 

The hottest rumor Wednesday involved the Mavericks, Nets and Portland Trail Blazers and would have sent Devin Harris to the Blazers and Jerry Stackhouse and others to the Nets, along with several players from the Blazers going to the Nets. Several aspects of that proposal, including a possible buyout of the remainder of Stackhouse’s three-year $21 million contract he signed in the summer, would make that deal problematic, to say the least. Click here for more from the Dallas Morning News.