Thursday , Feb , 14 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

What Are Jason Kidd and the Nets to do Now?

Jason Kidd appeared to be on his way to the Dallas Mavericks, but an unexpected snag on  Wednesday night could hold up the deal, if not kill it. According to, 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, 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. Click here for more from the New York Daily News.