Wow, the Nets got a sweet haul (notice the bold):
The deal — salvaged from talks on a three-way trade with Portland that developed and fizzled quickly two weeks ago — has Dallas sending 24-year-old point guard Devin Harris, veteran swingman Jerry Stackhouse, the expiring contracts of center DeSagana Diop and swingman Devean George and guard Maurice Ager to New Jersey for Kidd and forward Malik Allen.
Sources say Dallas will also send the Nets the league-maximum $3 million, the Mavs’ first-round draft pick this June and a first-rounder in 2010.
That seems to a be a ton of stuff to give up for Kidd. Even with this:
The Nets are expected to buy out Stackhouse’s contract immediately, which could enable him to re-sign with Dallas if he waits 30 days. “I feel great. I get 30 days to rest, then I’ll be right back,” Stackhouse said. “I ain’t going nowhere.”
I call shenanigans!
Anyways, I like Harris a lot and I wouldn’t have traded the 24 year old for the 35 year old Kidd (but that’s just me). I also wouldn’t have traded Diop when the Suns just got Shaq (and when the Lakers have Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum, the Spurs have Tim Duncan, the Rockets have Yao, etc).
So what’s the market like for Mike Bibby and Ron Artest at this point? I mean, the Grizzlies gave up Gasol for Kwame Brown’s expiring deal while the Nets got a Kings ransom for Kidd. At this point, I can see either of those two guys traded for practically anything.