Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The "Kidd" finally leaving Nets

What?? Jason Kidd is leaving Vince Carter and Richard Jefferson for greener pasture?? You gotta be kidding me.. Where can you find a better pairing of slasher than VC and RJ (ok there's could be a few pair out there better but VC is a proven All-Star and RJ is having a career year)?

Indeed something is wrong with the Nets. From a premier playoff contender a few seasons ago to a inconsistent performing team, Jason Kidd had stuck with the Nets. So what exactly made Jason Kidd snapped and asked for a trade? It seems that for all the loyalty he can summon, the temptation of wearing a NBA ring before retiring consumed him.

"It used to be if I got a triple-double, that was an automatic win," he said. "That's just not the case now. We tried to make this work. We've found out it doesn't. It's time for us all to move on."

Kidd confirmed that his agent, Jeff Schwartz, has talked to Nets' management about moving him by the Feb. 21 trade deadline, but he categorized the conversation as a continuation of something that started last All-Star break, when the Nets nearly dealt him to the Lakers for a package of players that included Lamar Odom and Kwame Brown. The sticking point was that Nets president Rod Thorn wanted Andrew Bynum and the Lakers refused.

Teams like Dallas and Denver are already in contact with the Nets according to sources.

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