With Jason Kidd Playing All Out, Dallas Mavericks Are Legit Contenders

February 28th, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
It’s official: the Mavericks won the Jason Kidd trade. The Nets, though they got promising young point guard Devin  Harris, came out on the losing end.

Now, if you know me, you know I’ve been saying this pretty much since it went down. I was always in favor of the trade, because I didn’t think the Mavericks as constructed going into February 2008 could win a championship.

But the problem was that the trade didn’t necessarily push the Mavericks over the top. Sure we got Jason Kidd, one of the best creators/distributors in the game, and he was going to make life easy for shooters like Josh Howard, Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry.

But we all know what happened. Howard never really gelled with Kidd (which seems to be, in retrospect, Howard’s fault), the Mavericks were ousted in the first round in 2008 by the Hornets, and ousted in the second round by the Nuggets in 2009.

That doesn’t speak to Jason Kidd and his abilities. After all ...

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