Friday , Feb , 15 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Is Jerry Stackhouse to Blame for Kidd Staying in New Jersey?

Let’s start with the Mavericks’ swingman, who was part of the agreed seven-player transaction until George (temporarily?) put the kibosh on it by lunching at trade-approval leverage an average player normally never vaguely whiffs.Shortly before the stunning news of George’s declaration got out (no league conference call had taken place, so the trade wasn’t official) a giddy Stackhouse was quoted at length regarding his contract buyout by the Nets; he said he was looking forward to 30 days of rest and then he’d be back in Dallas. Say, what? Click here for more from the New York Post.