It finally went through. Jason Kidd is once again a Dallas Maverick:
The eight-time All-Star point guard returns to the franchise of his NBA birth after the seven-player deal with New Jersey was finally consummated Tuesday. After six days of twists and turns, the Mavs dealt Devin Harris, Gana Diop, Trenton Hassell, Moe Ager, Keith Van Horn, a pair of draft picks and cash to acquire Kidd, Malik Allen and Antoine Wright from New Jersey.
The deal would have been sweeter if it could have gone through with Devean George and Stackhouse (Thanks a log Devean), but this one is still nice. By my calculations, the Mavs are trading 21.8 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and 6.8 assists per game for 24.0 ppg, 13.8 rpg and 12.6 apg. Basically, they’ve traded Devin Harris, some spares, and some high first round draft picks for Jason Kidd. Plus, the Mavs get an Aggie on the roster (OK, most of you probably don’t care about that).
I imagine Kidd’s FG % will improve, as he’ll be able to be more selective in his shot selection. I also think this gives the Mavs a leader on the floor, something they’ve been lacking. He’s supposed to be at practice today, so I look forward to watching him play the Hornets tomorrow night.
What’s next for the Mavs? Surely they’ll make a move to shore up the center position.