View Full Version : BREAKING NEWS: Kidd trade blocked

02-13-2008, 10:34 PM
With the New Jersey Nets (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/clubhouse?team=njn) poised to complete a blockbuster deal to send Jason Kidd (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=2625) back to Dallas on Wednesday night, Mavericks reserve forward Devean George (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/players/profile?statsId=3346) has unexpectedly exercised his right to block the trade, according to NBA front-office sources. Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that the teams verbally agreed to the deal earlier Wednesday and were preparing to submit the trade for league approval when George informed the Mavericks that he wouldn't consent to being included in the deal, which is his right based on a rare provision in his one-year contract.

ESPN Article (http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3244818)

02-13-2008, 10:36 PM
An overpaid bench player blocks the Deal. Nice.

02-13-2008, 10:48 PM
I dont watch a ton of Basketball but it seems the Mavs where giving up to much for Kid. Maybe I just think to much of Harris.

02-13-2008, 10:53 PM
An overpaid bench player blocks the Deal. Nice.

thats unreal!!!!!:confused0024:

02-13-2008, 10:53 PM
Haha....thats funny.

02-13-2008, 11:09 PM
good job lol
huge trade and a minor part of it blocks it lol

02-13-2008, 11:21 PM
What was Cuban thinking anyways! He wants to get rid of his team for one player? Thought they need to have at least 5 players on the court? I love it bet George won't be back next year in a Mavs uni!!!! LOL

02-14-2008, 12:51 AM
Hmm. As much as I like Jason Kidd, that's giving up a lot to get him. Especially considering his age. I guess the Mavs are taking the same approach as the Suns. Give it your best shot NOW.

02-14-2008, 12:07 PM
Which players are they giving up? Anyway George is being selfish. He won't get sign next year anyway. I hate when somebody think only about themselves knowing that he is not going to be on that team anymore.

02-14-2008, 12:16 PM
The reason the Mavs had to give so many players was to get the deal under the salary cap.

02-14-2008, 01:41 PM
how in the heck does this fruit cup devan george get a no-trade clause??, what did the mavs think when they gave that to him

i was looking forward to this as maurice agers was going over in the trade and would get more playing time!

02-14-2008, 04:24 PM
DEVEAN GEORGE??? The same one who rode on the coattails of Shaq and Kobe to a championship and contributed little else. Okay, I understand when superstars like Vince Carter gets a little bit demanding and prissy. I donít like it, but fine. But when Devean George starts to complain and hold up trades. Thatís just ridiculous.

The NBA. . . where crappy bench players who think too much of themselves and get ridiculous contracts happens.

02-14-2008, 04:30 PM
what a loser!!!

0-11! who do u think u are...LOL

02-14-2008, 11:06 PM
He did this because of money. Being traded would have jeopardized his future contract negotations past this season.